In Love With the Good Earth
Awakened and taking action in Portland
Back to Nature in Portland, Oregon
In love with the good earth
Compost and Sweet Basil in the City
What people can acomplish when they unite
New York City's Annual Rites of Spring: procession to Save Our Gardens
A life in harmony with the good earth
Richard Heinberg's Simple Sustainable Lifestyle
The elder scholars are our treasure
The Great Dr. David Suzuki Discusses His Vision of the New Community
Tr. David Suzuki, a Canadian television broadcaster, author, filmmaker and scientist discusses the way our communities should look.
Living in Harmony With the Earth
We need to realize that God's laws are not only what we find in scripture, but also natural laws or principles discovered by studying biology (creation).
For instance, there is the "law of return" that when we take from the earth (vegetables and fruit) we must return something to it, our humanure, peelings and scraps etc. in the form of well-rotted compost to maintain the fertility of the land -- the life in the soil.
If you have a personal journal, you might begin making note of the many ways modern man is seriously out of tune with nature -- and our creator.
Educating children to love the earth and slow, nutritious food
Alice Waters and Her Edible School Yard
Enjoying the good earth
London's Community Orchards
In Bristol England, there is a community orchard that contains 100 fruit and nut trees, including apple, plum, pear and soft fruits for the enjoyment of those in the neighborhood.
There is also a community in Yorkshire. The people involved sell the produce at events.
This orchard also has nesting boxes for owls, as well as native trees, such hawthorn, which help provide wild fruits for birds and other wildlife.
There has been a serious demise in birds England due to loss of habitat and other causes.
The London Orchard Project is an initiative set up to promote orchards and fruit trees in London.
Love the good earth
Learning to Treasure Biological Wealth
In our education system, we need
Money is just one kind of wealth. There is also biological wealth, such as rich black hummus, clean water, forests teeming with wildlife species and flower-strewn meadows that provide habitat for butterfies and bees.
We have countries who have lost these. Haiti, for instance, has almost no fish in the sea, no more top soil (How will they feed their children?) and almost no forests. The United Nations estimates that only 1.5 percent of Haiti's once lush forests remain.
With a lot of hard work and lots of citizen scientists leading the way, we can work in our communities to increase our biological wealth.
We must not wait on government or organizations to take the lead.