Does Nature Have Rights

Author Ellen Vande Visse Rights of Mother Earth Responsibilities to Mother Earth So, what’s the biggest news regarding people’s reactions to climate change? To me, it’s the broadcast about: — thousands of common people from all over the world gathering in Bolivia to have a World People’s Summit on Climate Change. —“Change the system, not …

Do Plants Respond to Your Voice

Author Ellen Vande Visse Do Plants Respond to Your Voice? The British Horticultural Society recently conducted a study at Wisley in Surrey to see if tomatoes respond to voices. A cadre of people with different voices was selected to read verses by Shakespeare and John Wyndham. Recordings of the readings were played to the roots …

Declaration of the Four Sacred Things

Author Ellen Vande Visse Declaration of the Four Sacred Things The Earth is a living, conscious being. In company with culture of many different times and places, we name these things as sacred: Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. Whether we see them as the breath, energy, blood, and body of the Mother, or as the …

Ask Mother Nature Book Review

Author Ellen Vande Visse Book Review by conscious Palmer homesteader Alys Culhane Ask Mother Nature: A Conscious Gardener’s Guide By Ellen Vande Visse (Findhorn Press, 2009, Softcover, $14.95) Attention, gardeners of South-Central Alaska! We are served a double treat: a horticultural How-To book finally pertinent to our region, plus a spiritual guidebook for co-creating with …

Are Trees Talking to Each Other

Author Ellen Vande Visse Are Trees Talking to Each Other? An excerpt of, “The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate — Discoveries From A Secret World” By Peter Wohlleben Chapter 3: Social Security Are my trees growing too close together? Gardeners often ask me if their trees are growing too close …

An Earth Day Blessing

Author Ellen Vande Visse Happy Earth Day, Sustainable Growers! From my heart, I want to take a moment to thank you, each and every one, for all that you do, in a million small and large ways, for our true mother, the Earth. …your respect for soil food webs, …your love of trees and plant …

Trees Have Social Networks, Too

The Saturday Profile By SALLY McGRANE JAN. 29, 2016 Link To New York Times Article German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too Mr. Wohlleben, 51, is a very tall career forest ranger who, with his ramrod posture and muted green uniform, looks a little like one of the sturdy beeches in the …