Poster by Helen McDonnell The following is the 2nd post in which I reflect on Wendell Berry's ideas of a 'Good Forest Economy'– from an essay he wrote in 1995 (the reason why I chose to discuss Wendell's forest ideas are in the previous post here). https://videopress.com/v/ZLvfb9mh?preloadContent=metadata My talk for the Arboreal Book Club for…Read more Whose Woods These Are: Wendell Berry’s A Good Forest economy–with Cathy Fitzgerald
Some of the key images that have caught our hearts have been the result of some tireless individuals, who with artistic skills have been translating the throw-away-and-forget horror of our modern way of life. I'm sharing news that in a few days, a lead artist against pollution, photographer Chris Jordan, whose images early on impressed initial horror and grief on the state of our oceans, is releasing his feature length film Albatross free to the world on World Ocean's Day June 8, 2018.
Today, Ireland only has remnants of its ancient forests and has one of the lowest levels of tree cover in Europe. While afforestation is promoted with plantations of conifers and native trees (tree cover across Ireland is around 12%) there is value in considering how ancient forests were once regarded. Ireland was deforested over many…Read more Why ancient tree knowledge in Ireland matters today: Blackstairs Ecotrails film and Ogham tree-teaching stone