Seeds in various stages of germination

The news that is foremost in nearly everyone's mind right now is coronavirus. But these stories show that some good has come of this pandemic: A positive perspective on coronavirus: what if the virus is the medicine? The toilet paper shortage has a lot of people buying bidets, and that's a good thing for the environment. Vietnam is following China's lead in banning the trade and consumption of wildlife. Of all the shortages brought on by coronavirus, this is one we can get behind: New York City animal shelters have been emptied of pets looking for foster homes or adoption. And in other inspiring news: Keas, a species of parrot native to New Zealand, have a knack...

Seeds in various stages of germination

Seeds are tiny, magical packets of latent energy and potential, ready to burst forth when conditions are right. They contain the very essence of Life itself: ancient wisdoms and future hopes, exquisitely designed to adapt and evolve as needs arise. Part of Earthfire’s mission is to be a seed center. Here we gather selections of what we would like to see to germinate, take root, and unfurl into the light; stories that educate, inspire, inform and embrace hope and action. We invite you to partake, swap and share them. May they all bear fruit. Almond milk may look like a good alternative to cow's milk, but it comes at a high cost to our already struggling bee populations. Climate...

Fountain Pen on spiral notebook with baby's breath flowers

— By Susan Eirich, Ph.D. — I have to admit that I love pens. I collect them, use them, somehow find ten in my pocketbook and upon finding none on my desk, order more, and still walk off absentmindedly with other’s pens. I would be embarrassed to open my desk drawer to you. And of course, other’s pens always look better; more enticing. I want that one… (This is the same impulse our wolves have with bones---the other’s is always juicier.) Pens make me feel safe. I always have something to write with when I have a thought or need to write a reminder. I go directly to the pen aisle in a stationary store as others might go to the candy section. It’s rare that I find a satisfactory...

Seeds in various stages of germination

Seeds are tiny, magical packets of latent energy and potential, ready to burst forth when conditions are right. They contain the very essence of Life itself: ancient wisdoms and future hopes, exquisitely designed to adapt and evolve as needs arise. Part of Earthfire’s mission is to be a seed center. Here we gather selections of what we would like to see to germinate, take root, and unfurl into the light; stories that educate, inspire, inform and embrace hope and action. We invite you to partake, swap and share them. May they all bear fruit. A new study has determined that squirrels listen to songbirds to know when they're safe from predators. We know that "voting with our wallets"...

Promotional image for the film "The Twelve" featuring an indigenous woman

When two of my most respected colleagues who deal with spiritual issues and our environmental crises tell me to watch something, I listen.  The Twelve is a profound experience and a powerful transmission of wisdom messages from twelve indigenous elders from around the world. The film takes us back into what it is to be human, to live in harmony with nature, and with each other. Following the example of these elders travelling thousands of miles and stepping into the unknown for Humanity’s benefit, how can we as individuals and communities get into action to change the course of what is happening to our planet? The film is free to download and stream in seven languages...

Seeds in various stages of germination

Seeds are tiny, magical packets of latent energy and potential, ready to burst forth when conditions are right. They contain the very essence of Life itself: ancient wisdoms and future hopes, exquisitely designed to adapt and evolve as needs arise. Part of Earthfire’s mission is to be a seed center. Here we gather selections of what we would like to see to germinate, take root, and unfurl into the light; stories that educate, inspire, inform and embrace hope and action. We invite you to partake, swap and share them. May they all bear fruit. A school district in Florida has enlisted the help of some unique landscapers: 24 goats, hired to manage weeds on a patch of land that's also...

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