In Tom’s latest book he focuses on the role each of us can play in healing the Earth. He approaches this from having a connection, a relationship with nature and shares many stories as well as very specific actions each of us can take to help shift human impact on the Earth. An excellent resources with many ideas about caretaking.
This book is important because it speaks to things people can do right now. Her journey is an interesting discovery of caretaking from her own experience. When she speaks of native plants, they are mostly to her region, but she also provides resources on how to learn about the native plants of your area. But it’s not just about plants, it’s about creating habitat and natural communities. Lots of little gems in this book. She also has a website with a number of resources,
This book was recommended in my Standard class at the Tracker School. It is informative and horrifying. For caretakers, it is essential to understand all the various conditions and afflictions that are destroying forests around the world. We need to know the complexity of what we face when working to help heal the trees and forests.
Robin Wall Kimmerer is a Potawatomi woman and a professor of plant ecology. She uniquely fuses both of these ways of knowing into an extraordinary story of living in right relationship with the plants and animals that are our brothers and sisters on this planet.