Tree Songs and Community

By: | Posted in: Community, Connection with Nature, Connection with Plants | Monday, May 1, 2017 - 3:32pm
Tree and Moon

I came across an interesting concept recently. What if trees are really singing to the world and all we have to do is listen. What if it is not just about the biology and the science, but also relationship and community.  We can tune in using our sense of hearing and open up a new world of exploration and connection.

Maybe trees even talk to us. (more…)

The Wealthy and Access to Nature

By: | Posted in: Community | Monday, Nov 24, 2014 - 10:30am

Have you ever wondered if some people have more access to nature than others? Poor people often live in ghettos in the city. In supposed non-developed countries, people may live close to nature but have lost the ability to live sustainably through wars and corporate takeover of their way of life.  This is a huge topic and I really don’t want to get into all the politics and social issues around this.  These are just my musings on the rich having better access to nature in many places in North America, especially recreational communities and resorts.

I was walking in nature recently along a waterfront. Before reaching the nature trail I passed some pretty fancy houses.  I wondered how that person made their money to have such a big home.  For all I know they may have made their money ethically.  Or they may have taken advantage of their employees, or destroyed the environment.  They may also have given money to good causes.