Two weeks ago, I took the bus for 15 minutes, just out of Gjøvik, and walked another 15 minutes to reach @indalforestretreat .Plan: receiving, being in the presence. No wifi. And getting out of my winter cocoon. […]
Jep Stockmans, a Belgian researcher, did research in Ethiopia and was fascinated by the “sacred forests”. He wonders why nature is protected in these sacred places, but not elsewhere in the city of Addis Abeba. He further argues that there is a distinction between good and evil trees in Orthodox Chritianity.
Some weeks ago, I watched the movie “Dune (part 1)”, the latest adaption of the science fiction book by Frank Herbert, published in 1965. One of the scenes that struck me was the introduction of […]
In previous blogs, I focused on sacred trees in Scandinavia and India, or ordinations of trees in Thailand. In the past months, I also learned about sacred trees in Belgium. I dived in books about […]
A couple of years ago I lived for a year in a campus in Thailand, joined a couple of times my local friends to the forests and learned about some old customs and folklore about […]
Thanks to The Nature of City Festival, I could attend field visits all over the world in the last week of February. Virtually of course. One of my favourite visits was to the fringe of […]
In February I connected with a Brazilian serial rooter, currently rooting in Brussels, who is doing her Master thesis about urban gardens as commons applying an ecofeminist lens. The exchanges of thoughts and questions reminded […]