Why traditional ecological knowledge matters in ecosystem restoration
Ecosystem restoration policies and initiatives are mostly based only on Western science and ecological knowledge. But partnership with ind..
The magic of piripiri in Shipibo-Konibo culture
Piripiri is a cultivated sedge with great importance in Shipibo-Konibo culture, and several other Amazonian indigenous cultures. I researc..
Essential oils, the influence of scents on the psyche
Essential oils are known to be very powerful in healing physical, emotional and spiritual imbalances. The effects of essential oils on the..
Plant intelligence, a revolution in our worldview
The field of plant intelligence demonstrates that plants can communicate, learn, and remember, emit and hear sounds and recognise their ki..
Wild-harvested plants under threat, from global trade to climate change
Did you know that most medicinal and aromatic plants in our everyday food and cosmetic products are wild-harvested? Local communities worl..
Ecovillages are restoring ecosystems around the world
Ecovillages worldwide are playing a crucial role in ecosystem restoration. Many ecovillages aim to drastically reduce their CO2 footprint,..
Will indigenous communities lead in biodiversity conservation?
One million species are threatened with extinction, and transformative change is needed to restore and protect nature globally. Those were..
Ecosystem restoration on La Muela mountain in Spain
Learn about Ecosystem Restoration Camps and our reforestation project on La Muela mountain in Southern Spain. How can we restore a degrade..
We’re all in this together, ecovillage design in Switzerland
In January 2018 I was honoured to assist for one month on the Ecovillage Design Education gathering at the Glarisegg community. For a visu..
Sociocracy: a deeper democracy at Holma Folk High School
What if we had a method of governance that is more inclusive than democracy, a deeper democracy so to say? I have come across sociocracy a..