Nature & Environment

Join an artists retreat, and observe and draw the natural world at harvest time.

Sharpen your colored pencils and watercolor pencils and prepare to learn the botanical drawing...

“I have come to understand that keeping a culture alive requires three main components of what I call the cultural triangle: language, land skills, and spirituality. Of these, spirituality is always the most...

An “organic” label tells us that our food does not contain harmful chemicals. But it doesn’t guarantee that our food contains the flavor, nutritional value, or healing properties that we might expect.

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The natural world is constantly changing, interchanging, and flowing. All living systems, whether a human body, a tree, a watershed, an ecosystem, or an economy, share patterns of exchange. By learning to read and...

Looking for a better way to treat yourself and the planet? Whether you are interested in a zero-waste lifestyle, want to avoid the chemicals found in many products, or simply like making things yourself, you can learn...

The solutions to our economic and environmental problems may seem complex or out of reach. But our food, fuel, and fiber needs can be met in synergistic ways that strengthen community economies.

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While a poor understanding of forest ecology and unsound management practices can adversely affect the long-term well-being of forests, healthy forests can be sustainably managed while growing a wide range of food,...

What: During nature meditation, you focus on one or more of the following: the sights, sounds, smells, or even the taste or feel of nature. Although nature meditation is typically performed outdoors, there are also nature-themed...

Spending time outside is instinctive and intuitive. After all, we evolved in tandem with the natural world, though most of us—especially Americans—don't spend much time there anymore. But as anyone who heads out for a walk or travels into the...

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