Garden Life

Re-Green & Reconnect to Revitalize

herbs in the garden
“You can fix all the World’s problems in a garden.” ~Geoff Lawton

Really cold. Ice and snow. No close parking…. But the plant people of the Northampton/Amherst Herbal Meetup Group came out last night to watch a favorite film, Numen: The Nature of Plants.

I’ve seen this documentary which focuses on the healing power of plants and the natural world several times, but its herbal stories and stunning plant images still move and inspire me.

This morning, I stumbled across two other inspiring documentaries on YouTube: Permaculture – Greening the Desert and The Great Laws of Nature: Indigenous Organic Agriculture.

Permaculture – Greening the Desert is the story of the re-greening of desertified, salted land in Jordan, 2 km from the Dead Sea. Impossible to grow anything in searing heat with almost no rainfall, right? Watch this film to see how it can be done!

The Great Laws of Nature profiles a group of First Nations People in Saskatchewan, Canada who are reclaiming their Indigenous organic and natural agricultural heritage and getting back on the road to self-reliance. A good lesson for us all!

Real-life stories of people working together to change their lives. The message? Re-Green the planet and Reconnect to Nature to Revitalize yourself and your community, body and soul.