George McGavin investigates the highly varied and dramatic life of oak tree. Part science documentary, part historical investigation, this film is a celebration of one of the most iconic trees in the British countryside. It aims to give viewers a sense of what an extraordinary species the oak is and
"This is perhaps one of the most important things I learned during this investigation: We see what we believe, and not just the contrary; and to change what we see, it is sometimes necessary to change what we believe."
"Nonetheless, gazing out the train window at a random sample of
Frage nach Chancen und Lösungen der "Corona Pandemie" - Gedanken zu Ursache und Wirkung
Ich würde gerne einige Gedanken teilen, die eventuell dabei helfen neue Antworten zu finden oder auch neue Sichtweisen auf die Ursachen, die aus meiner Sicht viel tiefer liegen als in der aktuellen Politik, der
Question about opportunities and solutions of the "Corona Pandemic" - Ideas on cause and effect
I would like to share some ideas about the causes of the circumstances in the world we live in today, which in my view are much deeper than current politics, media coverage or
"The Peace of Wild Things
When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on
"I don’t know why we keep building these fucking dams,” Adams said in a surprisingly forceful British whisper. “Not only do they cause environmental and social disasters, they, with very few exceptions, all fail to do what they were supposed to do in the first place. Look at the
Das neue Dorf – Ralf Otterpohl – Bewusstseinssymposium Davos 2019
Prof. Ralf Otterpohl leitet ein Institut an der Technischen Universität Hamburg in Deutschland, wo er zu Wasser, Humus- aufbau und ländlicher Entwicklung forscht und lehrt. Daraus sind die lebendige Zukunftsvision «Das Neue Dorf – Vielfalt leben, lokal produzieren, mit Natur und Nachbarn kooperieren»
Was ist es, das unsere Erde so wunderbar und gleichzeitig unbegreiflich macht? Das neues Leben an unwirklichen Orten entstehen lässt, die zum Leben ungeeignet erscheinen? Wie entstehen Naturwunder? Welche Kräfte sind notwendig, um genau an der jeweiligen Stelle eine Flora und Fauna entstehen zu lassen, wie wir sie heute vorfinden?
"Bright Green Lies exposes the hypocrisy of leading environmental groups. It asks the questions most refuse to ask, and in that questioning, uncovers profound truths." - Chris Hedges
"This disturbing but very important book makes clear we must dig deeper than the normal solutions we are offered." - Yvon Chouinard
"Children are the seeds of our future. Plant love in their hearts and water them with wisdom and life’s lessons. When they are grown, give them space to grow." - Unknown
"The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer
Rundown apartments reborn as food-forest coliving Agritopia
In 2007, Ole and Maitri Ersson bought the rundown Cabana apartment complex in the city and immediately began to de-pave parking spaces to make space for what today is a huge permaculture coliving space and urban food forest.
Today, the Kailash Ecovillage has
"The film filled me up with great joy and inspiration...I knew it was going to uplift and give a new perspective to my soul, but I didn't know how deeply it would do those things! I'm going to watch the film today... for the 8th time." – Rafayah Uzzyah, Philadelphia,
"The most unrealistic person in the world is the cynic, not the dreamer. Hope only makes sense when it doesn't make sense to be hopeful." - Paul Hawken
"Walking into the forest, you return to your roots. Disconnected from the chaos, you get reconnected with the beat of life. Disengaging
"Aber wenn man zehn Dinge verstehen will, versteht man in Wirklichkeit nicht einmal eines. Wenn du hundert Blumen kennst, "kennst" du nicht eine einzige."
"But intending to understand ten things, you actually do not understand even one. If you know a hundred flowers you do not “know” a single one.
"Teaching kids how to feed themselves and how to live in a community responsibly is the center of an education." - Alice Waters
"Food and medicine are not two different things: the are the front and back of one body." - Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution
"When it is understood
"We have nothing to fear and a great deal to learn from trees, that vigorous and pacific tribe which without stint produces strengthening essences for us, soothing balms, and in whose gracious company we spend so many cool, silent, and intimate hours." - Marcel Proust
"I listened to the breeze
"For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness,
Im Verborgenen liegt ein Reich, das unbemerkt das Leben regiert. Eine fremde Welt mit den größten und ältesten lebenden Organismen auf der Erde: Pilze. Ihren Eigenschaften und Fähigkeiten verdanken alle Lebewesen ihre Existenz. Wissenschaftler auf der ganzen Welt beginnen gerade erst zu verstehen, welche Bedeutung Pilze überhaupt haben.
"It's a daunting task to try and make the world a better place, but what better have we to do with our lives?"
"What’s on tomorrow is opportunity and obligations. The opportunity to see life as it is and the obligation to figure out what else it can be.
"Horses heal your heart and touch your soul in a way that cannot be adequately described with words. It must simply be experienced to be understood." - Mena Canonica
"Healing our hearts is something horses do effortlessly" - Kathleen Prasad
"Horses reflect our emotions, while at the same time they