CSVPA long-standing member Edmund Barrow has had a new book published which CSVPA members may find of interest. Edmund emphasizes local learning in terms of governance, empowerment, benefit sharing, natural resource management, and the more spiritual aspects of nature. This includes the importance of local and indigenous knowledge.
From the publisher’s leaflet about his new book, ‘Our Future in Nature: Trees, Spirituality, and Ecology’: “Who has not felt a sense of awe, silence, stillness, and presence in an ancient woodland or forest or in front of a sacred tree? Humankind has held trees and woodlands in awe and reverence since the dawn of time. We depend on nature for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the services nature provides. This book is about the importance of sacred trees and groves in our stress-filled and increasingly urban world. (Note that over 50 percent of the world is urban.) Sacred trees and sacred groves transcend race, color, and creed. They are found all over our fragile planet. Where there is a tree, there is a sacred tree. This book will appeal to religious and spiritual traditions as well as to conservation and environmental movements. It will offer its reader means to take better care of our only home—planet Earth. Often undervalued, unrecognized, or disrespected, sacred trees and groves are conserved against mind-boggling pressures.”
For a fuller introduction: https://www.balboapress.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/778382-our-future-in-nature