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Shout it from the Mountaintop: January 23, 2015

“When truly present in nature, we do use all our senses at the same time, which is the optimum state of learning.”  ― Richard Louv

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"Last Child in the Woods" by Richard Louv, book review

Published Jan. 24, 2007, in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, “Out equals healthy.”

2015 Update: Richard Louv has written a new book (2011), “The Nature Principle.” “The future will belong to the nature-smart—those individuals, families, businesses, and political leaders who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real. 940 more words

Birds

Shout it from the Mountaintop: January 16, 2015

“Our sensitivity to nature, and our humility within it, are essential to our physical and spiritual survival.  ― Richard Louv

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Tree Transformation

 

Forest Wood Piles: St. John of God (St. Mary’s, Drumcar) and Melissa Easton Design Blog

New Beginnings from Endings

When considering the design of your tree garden in addition to the planting of trees, you can also consider the importance of including log piles, dead hedges and decaying tree stumps. 628 more words

Community Gardens

Shout it from the Mountaintop: January 2, 2015

“The Environmental Protection Agency now warns us that indoor air pollution is the nation’s number one environmental threat to health- and it’s from two to ten times worse than outdoor air pollution.

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The Formational Power of Nature, Part 2

Wonder

Children come hardwired for wonder. “Children are born with certain values intact—namely their sense of wonder and their affinity for nature.”[1] One reason is that the abstract difference between ordinary and profound is not a distinction a child can usually make. 729 more words

The Formational Power of Nature, Part 1

 I could not have been more than five years old. My family was cutting firewood in the LaSalle Mountains for the coming winter. As the adults were working, I wandered off and into a grove of Aspen trees. 678 more words