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Nature, Culture and Spirit
Beavers, Starlings and the Network of Life

How do we begin to heal and restore our relationship with the rest of the web of life? There are many answers to this essential question and this week we share three different approaches – Respect, Knowledge, and Partnership. 

Restoring Ecosystems
Beaver Believer: How Massive Rodents Could Restore Landscapes and Ecosystems At Scale

In this interview, Bioneers' Teo Grossman speaks with author of "EAGER" Ben Goldfarb about how he came to be a "beaver believer."

Indigeneity
The Red Road to DC Te Maia Wiki

In this article from Te Maia Wiki, she describes her experience traversing cross country from the pacific northwest to Washington D.C. with a 25-foot totem pole carved by the Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation. The Red Road to D.C. raised awareness of the industrial threat to sacred sites and nurtured prayers in ceremony for protection along the way.

Food and Farming
Black Food: An Interview with Chef Bryant Terry

Influenced by his southern agrarian roots, food justice, activist, chef Bryant Terry celebrates the joys and legacy of African American cuisine and works to diversify the food media.

Food and Farming
Vegan Sweet Potato Coconut Biscuits Recipe

A vegan version of a favorite southern recipe–sweet potato pie–from Erika Council of Mama Dips Restaurant in North Carolina as featured in the book “Black Food” edited by Bryant Terry

Environmental Education
The Arbornaut – A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us

In this excerpt from The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us, Meg writes about exploring the water bears often overhead in the canopy and developing access to the outdoors for mobility-limited students.

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Indigeneity
Bioneers Decolonization Series: Why We Should Indigenize Place Names

Indigenizing street names is a critical strategy for raising awareness of the disproportionate ongoing harms settler colonialism imparts on Indigenous peoples and other marginalized groups in the US.

Ecological Medicine
Becoming an Ally and a Food Security Activist in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Carolina Putnam is the founder and Director of Reviveolution, based in Peru that works with an intercultural team of Indigenous wisdom-keepers, inspiring leaders, and global pioneers committed to a socially and ecologically thriving world.

Food and Farming
Managing the Soil for Carbon is Good for the Climate – Whendee Silver
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Dr. Whendee Silver of UC Berkeley is researching the bio-geochemical effects of climate change and human impacts on the environment, and the potential for mitigating these effects. Whendee is currently working with the Marin Carbon Project to establish a scientific basis for carbon farming practices that, if implemented globally, could have a significant impact on mitigating climate change.

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