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.
- Environmentalist John Seed has a weekly podcast called For the Wild, which explores questions like, “How do we reverse ecological damages and create a culture of regeneration? How do we confront the psychological challenges of an uncertain future, while healing the age-old wounds of alienation from nature?” You can listen to the podcast for free on iTunes. (And if you like podcasts, don’t forget that we have our own podcast, Earthfire Radio!)
- The work of the 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contestants will be embarking on a world tour. The tour opens in Chicago on March 22 and will visit Canada, Germany, Spain, and Australia.
- The Organic Consumers Association has some tips on how you can avoid palm oil in your food and household items.
- If you’re thinking about putting up a fence, you might consider trying a wildlife hedge instead.
- Are you a writer or journalist? The Wyoming Arts Council is offering an arts fellowship for those interested in writing about science and conservation in the Greater Yellowstone region. The deadline for applications is March 15th.
- California recently voted to transition their entire public bus fleet to electric buses.
- Artist Tiffany Miller Russell creates stunning wildlife portraits out of paper.
- A three-year-old boy who got lost in the woods of North Carolina for two days says a black bear kept him safe.
- A new program called Loop aims to curb plastic pollution by offering reusable product packaging.
What stories have inspired you this week?
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Read past Seed Swap posts here.