This Beninese Photographer’s name is Fabrice Montiero and the sculptures in his series “The Prophecy” are both awe-inspiring and terrible. I use the word ‘terrible’ in a reverent way; as in “a terrible force of wind knocked down the tree”. They are terrible in the truth they tell and awe-inspiring in how collected pieces of trash… Continue reading Warning and Empowerment: Fabrice Montiero’s “The Prophecy” Will make you think twice about continuing to trash Gaia
Look what I came across this evening- a children’s book about community gardening, illustrated by poet, Sonia Sanchez. Look how purpose-filled and content this little girl is on the cover. I’d love to find this book for my daughter. I want her the idea of a brown-skinned girl outside tending to the land, growing food… Continue reading Children’s Book on Community Gardening with Sonia Sanchez Illustrations
Having a library of stuff makes so much sense. At Toronto’s Sharing Depot people go to borrow are paper shredders, chocolate fondue fountains, folding chairs, and sewing machines. These are all occasional use items that take up space in our homes but don’t have to. I think about the items I only use every once in awhile –… Continue reading A Library of Stuff is a Brilliant Idea
This Earth Day, I celebrated with the good folks at the Good Robot Brewing Company at their event called Earth Day Hangover. Why ‘hangover’? It was the day after earth day- April 23rd instead of 22nd- and brewing company..beer… hanging out.. hang over…you get it right? Okay. It was a full afternoon of guests and… Continue reading Earth Day 2017 at the Good Robot
Shinrin Yoku is the Japanese therapy of “forest bathing”. The idea is simple- spend time in the forest being- not hiking or searching for birds or achieving anything- just being there. People around the world recognize that there is something therapeutic about being in nature. According to shinrin-yoku.org, some of the scientifically proven benefits of forest bathing… Continue reading Shinrin Yoku: Forest Bathing, Anyone?
Spring approaches timid and slow as if she doesn’t know if we want her here. “Spring, it’s us, Nova Scotia. Come on, we do this every year.” She arrives late with rain in her hair and mud on her hands. She leaves the door ajar and snow keeps blowing in. You’ve asked her before to… Continue reading Dear Spring, Do We Need to Talk? (Poem)
Today, for International Women’s Day I want to share with you about a field trip I went on a couple of weekends ago. When at a local cafe, I heard Emma and Rebecca from the Ecology Action Centre’s Energy Action Team mention that they would be teaching young girls how to build solar ovens, I… Continue reading International Women’s Day: ITS for Girls