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Nature Revisited

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Nature Revisited is a podcast that explores our relationship with the natural world. It consists of interviews, stories and discussions that highlight the notion that nature is not a place one goes to, but rather a place one is a part of - that We Are Nature.
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Jay Parini is an American writer known for his poetry, novels, biography, screenplays, and criticism. Since before scientific knowledge of the natural world became widespread, poets have been examining man's connection to nature using 'language adequate to experience'. In this episode, Jay describes how the voice of the poet is more relevant than ever during a time when the pressing ailments of the world are directly related to the growing divide between man and nature. Website: noordenproductions.com/nature-revisited-podcast Nature Revisited is produced by Stefan van Norden and Charles Geoghegan. We welcome your comments, questions and suggestions - contact us at noordenproductions.com/contact
James Faupel specializes in Restoration Ecology at the Litzinger Road Ecology Center (LREC), a division of the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St Louis, MO. With a background in horticulture and arboriculture, James is part of a growing movement championing the ecological benefits of cultivating native plant species. In this episode, James discusses his personal path to the ecological world and explains the importance of native plant species in counterpoint to the destructive effects of foreign invasive species, which often go unnoticed or unchecked. Website: noordenproductions.com/nature-revisited-podcast Nature Revisited is produced by Stefan van Norden and Charles Geoghegan. We welcome your comments, questions and suggestions - contact us at https://noordenproductions.com/contact
During WWI and WWII, Victory Gardens were a part of daily life on the home front in many countries. Planted in both private residences and public parks, Victory Gardens were vegetable, fruit and herb gardens meant to reduce pressure on the public food supply. In this episode, Stefan van Norden and Sean Clauson visit the Victory Gardens in Philadelphia, PA and talk with some of its members about what and why they garden, and the benefits that go along with it. Website: noordenproductions.com/nature-revisited-podcast Nature Revisited is produced by Stefan van Norden and Charles Geoghegan. We welcome your comments, questions and suggestions - contact us at noordenproductions.com/contact
Joan Edwards is a Professor of Biology at Williams College where her research focuses on the evolution of plant-animal interactions—flower-pollinator associations and plant-herbivore interactions. In this episode, Joan talks about the fundamental role pollinators play not only in the production of humanity's food crops, but in maintaining the earth's biodiversity. She also recounts her personal path of discovery and love of biology & botany, and illuminates some surprising connections we share with pollinators of all kinds. Website: https://noordenproductions.com/nature-revisited-podcast Nature Revisited is produced by Stefan van Norden and Charles Geoghegan. We welcome your comments, questions and suggestions - contact us at https://noordenproductions.com/contact
To celebrate one year of Nature Revisited, we return to the podcast's roots: Negotiating with Nature - The Film. Listen to an audio version of the compelling and deeply human documentary that examines how the widening disconnect with nature is shaping our lives from many perspectives. Featuring iconic American landmarks like Central Park, The High Line, and Mount Vernon Estate, the film journeys from country to city to unearth “resonant inter-connections between a person and the land”. Presented in two parts. Watch the feature documentary film at https://noordenproductions.com/negotiating-with-nature-film
To celebrate one year of Nature Revisited, we return to the podcast's roots: Negotiating with Nature - The Film. Listen to an audio version of the compelling and deeply human documentary that examines how the widening disconnect with nature is shaping our lives from many perspectives. Featuring iconic American landmarks like Central Park, The High Line, and Mount Vernon Estate, the film journeys from country to city to unearth “resonant inter-connections between a person and the land”. Presented in two parts. Watch the feature documentary film at https://noordenproductions.com/negotiating-with-nature-film
There's something to be said for cruising down the open road, taking in the sights and smells with the sun on your face, and two wheels between you and the ground. In this episode Stefan talks with his co-worker Dan Barmore, who finds freedom, meaning and a connection to nature while on the road.
The notion of what our city's parks can and should be has been undergoing a dramatic makeover in recent years, and New York City is leading by example. NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J.Silver has over 30 years experience in planning and is internationally recognized for his contributions to contemporary planning issues. In this episode Mitchell discusses the comprehensive planning, place making and implementation strategies he has put forth to both modernize existing NYC parks as well as reclaim & transform post-industrial sites into new playgrounds, beaches and wilderness areas. https://www.nycgovparks.org/ https://www.nycgovparks.org/planning-... Nature Revisited is produced by Stefan van Norden and Charles Geoghegan. We welcome your comments, questions and suggestions - contact us at https://noordenproductions.com/contact
Humans have destroyed natural habitat in so many places that local extinction is rampant and global extinction accelerating. This is a growing problem because it is the ecosystems around us that support us. Doug Tallamy is a professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he studies the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. His new book, Nature's Best Hope, lays out a new approach to conservation that everyone can employ at home in their own yards.
Dan Snow is an assemblage artist specializing in site-generated, or locally sourced, natural materials. His dry stone constructions include a wide variety of functional as well as artistic sculptural works which fuse vanguard vision with old world techniques and traditions. In this episode, Dan recounts his path to becoming an artist, the philosophy behind his work, and the co-founding of The Stone Trust- a southern Vermont educational center preserving the craft of dry stone walling.
Part 2 of Nature Revisited Episode 13 continues with a selection of readings and music from Aleskkya's 'Snow on Water'. Aleskkya is a multi-disciplined artist, designer, musician, and poet who has made a life of creating images in words and music.
Aleskkya is a multi-disciplined artist, designer, musician, and poet who has made a life of creating images in words and music. In this episode of Nature Revisited, Aleskkya recounts an unexpected mid-life awakening which led him from a 'normal' life of education and career success onto a path of mystical self-discovery and exploration across earth, culture, and artistic expression.
Scott Stokoe is a Vermont-based ecological educator working with institutions to develop and expand their offerings in educating for sustainability through the creation of hands-on, applied learning experiences. In this episode, Scott explains how the concept of Nature is a human construct, and the global environmental crises mankind is facing are a result of our cultural failures.
Margaret Lowman aka 'Canopy Meg' has dedicated a lifetime of pioneering research into the hidden ecosystems of forest canopies found all over our home planet. As these imperiled marvels of nature enter an increasingly fragile state of balance, Meg is working to save Earth's forests and conserve the still uncounted wonders and discoveries they contain. In this episode Meg recounts her career path, discusses the mission of her work, as well as the various 'Canopy Walks' she is helping to build in an effort to raise awareness and appreciation of the world's forests. Support Meg's Cause: https://treefoundation.org/ https://www.facebook.com/treefoundation.org/
The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is a nonprofit, environmental education, research, and avian rehabilitation organization in Quechee, Vermont. In this episode Stefan speaks with VINS Director Charles Rattigan, as well as other staff about the history of VINS, its mission, and the new Forest Canopy Walk exhibit opening Fall 2019.
In this episode we meet Stefan van Norden's daughter Tori, who shares her experiences with nature growing up and how they helped shape her as a person. She also discusses her generation's perspective and outlook regarding the appreciation of nature and the looming climate crisis.
Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1728 by botanist John Bartram, Bartram's Garden is the oldest surviving botanic garden and arboretum in the United States. Join Curator Joel Fry as he talks about the rich past behind this national landmark and its important place in American history.
David A. Van Wie is a former environmental professional turned writer & photographer who also has a passion for Fly Fishing. In this episode, David takes us to a trout stream near his home and walks us through the process of selecting flies and thinking like a fish in order to catch one. He also talks about his new book, 'Storied Waters'.
David A. Van Wie is a former environmental professional turned writer & photographer who also has a passion for Fly Fishing. In this episode, David talks about the history of Fly Fishing and the theory and practice of tying flies. In preparation for Part 2 of the episode, David ties an assortment of flies that he will put to use in a nearby trout stream.
Larry Doyle is an artist specializing in needlepoint who has mastered his craft over a lifetime of practice. In this episode, Larry shares his life experiences as an artist and how nature plays a central role in inspiring and informing his art. Nature Revisited is produced by Stefan van Norden and Charles Geoghegan. We welcome your comments, questions and suggestions - contact us at noordenproductions.com/contact
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