In an increasingly technologically-centered world, with shrinking gardens and farmlands, I see great value in re-investing in nature and being good steward of the natural world. As a nature-lover and an educator, I want folks to see and recognize patterns in nature. I ask people to see plants, birds, mammals, insects, fungi and bacteria as a web rather than isolated elements.

Next time you are in your garden/community garden plot, on a farm or in nature, see how animals (especially insects and birds) interact with that environment. Then do your best to be inviting to nature, i.e. planting bee/bird friendly flowers, including a water-feature, or a installing bird-feeder.


Contrary to popular belief, nature is quite resilient, but it really thrives with our help.