Lasting Stewardship

Modoc National forest is the homeland of the Modoc native peoples who were, like so many other native peoples, were driven from their homes force marched from northern California to Oklahoma where they were forced [...]

Forgiving and figuring out

I have had a very difficult time doing this practice this week. I loved the zoom introduction and speakers last week and followed all of the questions and responses online even though I haven’t participated [...]

Treephilia with Redcedar

This was my tenth Global Earth Exchange in support of Radical Joy for Hard Times. Each year I have followed the suggested steps for engaging this ritual. Because of the utterly unprecedented times we are [...]

Pilgrimage in a Burnt Forest

I head into the Sierras to explore the area burnt by the Donnell Fire in 2018. Wikipedia says that 36,450 acres (147.5 km2) were burnt, but I don’t have any concept of what that means. I [...]

Church of the Woods Earth Exchange

The people of Church of the Woods in Canterbury, NH, USA, gathered on a little knoll amidst a forest that is vibrantly regrowing after destructive logging. Humans have cut forests around the globe for centuries, [...]

Share Love, Not Trash

The walk through the park to the site I had in mind was a mixed experience for me: I walked with my partner, who is not familiar with the paths, and felt somewhat self-conscious of [...]

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