In “Against the Woods’ Dark Trunks,” poet Jack Bedell writes about the land and legends of south Louisiana.
To read the poems of “The Green Man” by David Russell Mosley is to walk the ancient paths of Nature and faith.
The contraction of the world we interact with during the pandemic has led Bethany Rohde back to her porch, with her journal, to experience the enchantment of sightings in the back yard.
In these days of social distancing, Emily Dickinson proves a wonderful guide to the sustained solitude and isolation many are facing for the first time.
The poems of “An Ever River” by British poet David Russell remind us that we are part of a larger whole that continues, even when damaged and mended.
Poet Mary Oliver showed us how to employ nature to come to terms with where we come from, and to point to where we might be going.
In the context of the study of plants, author and scientist Robin Wall Kimmerer learned to see the relationships joining us to the natural world. Our discussion of Braiding Sweetgrass continues.
We’re discussing Robin Wall Kimmerer’s rich and thoughtful Braiding Sweetgrass this month. Today, we consider the communal gifts of the earth and remembering, but not before doing a little yoga.
Join us on January 16 as we begin a new book club discussion over Robin Wall Kimmerer’s tender, awakening, ‘Braiding Sweetgrass.’
The poetry of Paul Kingsnorth is continually looking at the landscape, the landscape of the future superimposed on the landscape of the past.
The poems of “Course” by Athena Kildegaard provide a kind of natural sanctuary, where one comes to watch and to listen to what the landscape has to say.
How do we survive the coldest days of winter? With a blackbird! Join us as we read Tomie dePaola’s “Days of the Blackbird” with Megan Willome as our guide.
The poems of ‘Leaves Surface Like Skin” by Michelle Menting use the images and metaphors of nature to explore and explain the human condition.
Can taking the classroom outside help students learn? Richard Louv says yes in our final discussion of Last Child in the Woods.
In this week’s discussion of Last Child in the Woods we consider the way fear removes us from nature, and how a desire to protect nature can contribute to that fear.
In Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv makes the case for the importance of interaction with nature on our physical and emotional well-being.
John James Audubon’s meticulous and detailed approach to studying birds can inspire not only the nature writer but anyone wishing to write more vividly.
Join us for our upcoming book club on Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder.
“Where the Sky Opens” by Laurie Klein shows how poems can help us navigate major life changes.
The poems of “Terrapin and Other Poems” by Wendell Berry contain an essential and childlike innocence; the illustrations by Tom Pohrt match that innocence.