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Events & Items of Interest, November 12, 2021

Morrison Point Dry Stone Wall Project: Update

Last February we told you about this community-based heritage preservation project in Milford, Ontario. Greg Forbes, one of the volunteer project coordinators sent this update:

We finished our season here on the Morrison Point Road with a BBQ last weekend, which was covered by a local paper.

The link to the paper is: The Times | If it matters in the County, it’s in the Times (wellingtontimes.ca)

Maybe your community wants to engage a similar project!

Scott Farm and Landmark Trust USA

If you’ve been to the Stone Trust Center in Dummerston, Vermont, you’ve been to our host site, the Scott Farm. Scott Farm is winding down its season. The farm market remains open from 10 to 5, except for the next several Tuesdays. You may be interested in their gift boxes of heirloom apples.

You may also be interested in planning a wedding or event at Scott Farm or a vacation at Landmark Trust USA, owner of the Scott Farm. Landmark Trust USA is “a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve historic properties through creative, sustainable uses for public enjoyment and education. We use rental income to lovingly maintain these historic homes and to acquire threatened historic properties to restore and preserve.”

Latest Episodes from Nature Revisited: The Podcast

Episode 55: Nadine Phillips – Nature & Forest Therapy

Nadine Phillips is a Forest Therapy Guide based in Mississippi, and is certified by the International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance (INFTA). Deeply rooted in the Japanese concept of Shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing”, Forest Therapy is an evidence-based Public health practice considered to be a natural remedy to reduce stress and a pathway to a happier, healthier and more rewarding life. In this episode, Nadine talks with Stefan about her personal discoveries of the wonders of nature and how that has led to her sharing this passion, as well as some of the transformative, positive experiences she has helped foster for others.

Episode 54: Cindy Crosby – Chasing Dragonflies

Cindy Crosby is a writer, teacher, and lecturer on the tallgrass prairie and nature conservation. She is also a Master Gardener, a prairie steward, and a dragonfly monitor. Her latest book ‘Chasing Dragonflies: A Natural, Cultural, and Personal History’ is an engaging introduction to these remarkable insects. In this episode, Cindy re-introduces us to the often-ignored dragonfly, describing their history, natural habitats & behaviors, cultural mythologies, and ways we can attract them to our own gardens.

Why listen to Nature Revisited?

Our friend Stefan van Norden discovers compelling stories about people connecting themselves and others to the natural world in which we live. Over the course of the past two years, he has interviewed a remarkable collection of luminaries across a range of human endeavor. Stefan’s guests reflect deeply on topics ranging from the famous gardens of Monticello and Brandywine to portraying nature in paint from the confines of a prison cell. From fly fishing to homesteading to the Appalachian Trail to poetry and philosophy in nature, you can hear thought-provoking conversations from people viewing life on Earth through focused and sometimes unexpected lenses. Each reminds us that we are part of nature.

Stefan and his team have produced over fifty episodes in the past two years! Recently we listened to Episode 50: Paul Hawken — Regeneration, a compilation of practical ways to address the urgent need to protect the future of our planet within one generation. Please listen!

If you haven’t already listened, we also recommend Episode 47: The Stone Trust. Or listen again!

We hope you’ll listen, too.