Erica P. Wissinger

Where do human science and human spiritual connection engage each other concerning Earth? Pulling together a few short videos for you today. Watch The Seed Saver for one individual’s story.

Kristyn Leach, creator of Namu Farm

Namu Farm – Growing the Old Fashioned Way

We continually develop our love of food and community through our three acre farm in Winters, California. Our farmer, Kristyn Leach, uses organic, biodynamic, and permaculture practices without any fossil fuels, truly growing the old-fashioned way.

“I pick up dirt from the farm and know that positive things are going on” says Kristyn. “We’re farming in a way that emphasizes people’s relationship with a place that they care about.”

Instagram sustainable farming co op,

The Fruit Guys Community Fund

Aside from man’s spiritual connection to place, there are also measurable shifts in climate. How do we face the dire predictions about climate change in the 21st century? The US National Park Service has announced that it is rolling out a “triage” protocol, or scenario planning to address it.

Two videos, a minute in length, explain the Park Service’s outlook about its current challenges and urge that we “approach conservation with a hopeful attitude, not despair.”

Parks to Foster Ingenuity,

Ecosystems have been lost but some ecosystems have unforeseen resilience and seem adaptive. So Grandmother Earth may have a few tricks up her sleeve.

A resilient ecosystem,

A bonus video,

My Octopus Teacher is a 2020 Netflix Original documentary film directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed, which documents a year spent by filmmaker Craig Foster forging a relationship with a wild common octopus in a South African kelp forest. It won the Best Documentary Feature award at the Academy Awards, 2021. [Ref. Wikipedia]

Studying the African wildlife use of water holes, a marvelous PBS episode,

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This is a short video of political activism in the Pacific by islanders, reflecting their connection to the land and their traditional mountain. Play at 1.25 speed.

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