I only finished two books in March but I did dip in and out of a few. The big one was Charles Massey's tome on regenerative agriculture; Call of the Reed Warbler: A new Agriculture A new earth, a comprehensive overview and critique of historical farming practices, emerging regenerative practices and Massey's desperate call for … Continue reading March reading – Agriculture and the fate of the planet
"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." - Jane Goodall public domain This is just a quick post to share some great podcasts. I only recently discovered Jane Goodall's marvellous Hopecast and thought this was something worth sharing. It is easy to feel … Continue reading Podcasts worth sharing
https://www.instagram.com/p/CIKWlhtlFZQ/ Just a quick booksnap, a pretty easy one this week; Bill Bailey's new book Bill Bailey's Remarkable guide to happiness. A serious examination of what makes us happy and not surprisingly Bill identifies many things I think most of are already aware, like the importance of nature in our sense of wellbeing and happiness. … Continue reading Bill Bailey and happiness for #BookSnapSunday
So this weekend didn't go quite as planned. Did an overnight camp at Flanagan Reserve, fair to say not one of our better camping weekends, but more of that to come, for now just the quick weekly BookSnap. Not a great photo but it is a great book, Dara McAnulty's Diary of a Young Naturalist. … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Diary of a young naturalist.
A Finnish ski patrol, lying in the snow on the outskirts of a wood in Northern Finland, on the alert for Russian troops, 12 January 1940.public domainhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_War_in_Finland,_1940_HU55566.jpg Sisu, (pronounced see-su), a special kind of fortitude that emerges when you have passed the point of what you think you can bear and yet you go on … Continue reading The Finnish secret to life – Sisu
Depression, and mental illness more broadly, is the great plague of twenty-first century life. Does nature and increasing our contact with the natural world offer at least partial relief to mental distress? The healing balm of nature is part of Emma Mitchell's thesis in The Wild Remedy - How nature mends us. Essentially a diary … Continue reading The Wild Remedy & the Gaia reading challenge.
Gum Trees and Galaxies <div style='width:100%;text-align:center;'><span style='margin:5px;padding:5px;border-radius: 5px;border:1px solid lightgrey;display:inline-block;'><a rel=_nofollow href='https://gumtreesandgalaxies.com/'> <img style='border: 1px solid gray;width:125 px;height:125 px;' src='https://gumtreesandgalxieshome.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/gaia-read-button.png?resize=219%2C219'> <p style='align: center;'>Gum Trees and Galaxies</p></a></span> Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML Okay this is a bit of an impromptu challenge. I had no intention … Continue reading 2020 Nature/environment reading challenge