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Celebrate Nature

Author : Angela Schmidt Fishbaugh
ISBN : 9781605540344
Genre : Education
File Size : 75.27 MB
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These seasonal indoor and outdoor activities help children respect nature, think creatively, and discover balance and wellness.
Category: Education

The Vegetable

Author : Caroline Griffiths
ISBN : 9781925418538
Genre : Cooking (Vegetables)
File Size : 58.18 MB
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The Vegetable is an essential collection of 130 plant-based recipes featuring fresh flavors and exciting combinations that will delight anyone looking to eat more vegetables. With stunning full-color photography throughout, the book is broken down by style of vegetable--roots, brassicas, seeds and pods, bulbs, fruits, and leafy greens--so you can always find the perfect recipe for your beautiful produce. With recipes for dishes large and small as well as sauces and pickles, The Vegetable is the perfect companion for simple dinners and feasts with friends alike.
Category: Cooking (Vegetables)

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ISBN : 9781925418446
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I Celebrate Nature

Author : Diane Iverson
ISBN : 1883220009
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 84.36 MB
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Young children explore nature in idyllic settings in this colorful picture book with a rhyming narrative.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Voices From The Forest

Author : Tony Dold
ISBN : 9781431402991
Genre : Nature
File Size : 26.72 MB
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"... book which explores the journey of celebrating the link between people and nature, the book reveals how plants, animals and landscapes are profoundly reflected in Xhosa language, stories, poetry, religious rituals, healing practices and everyday customs that define Xhosa culture. Over the years cultural and spiritual meaning of nature in South Africa has been poorly recorded and often misunderstood. The current trade of medicinal plants is often destructive and unsustainable with an estimated 27 million South Africans making use of indigenous medicines. This is a serious detriment as natural resources have been a reliant for underprivileged people who gain food, fuel, medicines, and building materials from wild plants. Therefore the addition of information on edible and medicinal plants is of extreme importance ... Voices from the Forest gives a fresh positive approach to biodiversity conservation in SA by showing that people\2019s values for natural resources can be considered positively as a way forward to continued sustainable use. The book explores the role that nature plays in the cultural and spiritual landscapes of the Xhosa people in the Eastern Cape of South Africa and serves as a pointer to sustainable practices in the future. The underlying aim is ultimately sustaining cultural heritage and conserving biodiversity because in our modernising world cultural diversity is threatened by the loss of natural diversity and finding ways of protecting the region's biodiversity and cultural diversity is of vital importance"--Publisher's website.
Category: Nature

In Nature S Honor

Author : Patricia Montley
ISBN : 155896486X
Genre : Religion
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In Nature's Honor explores the eight solar holidays that mark the turning of the Wheel of the Year. Each chapter begins with a history of the holiday--the ways in which it has been celebrated from ancient to modern times, its relationship to other religious and secular celebrations and its cultural and mythological foundations. This history is followed by recommendations for specific activities to celebrate the season that individuals, families or small groups can enjoy. The chapters conclude with formal rituals suitable for use in larger faith communities. These include scripted narration, songs, dramatic enactments, litanies of seasonal blessings, readings from poetry and mythology and suggestions for ceremonial food. In Nature's Honor reconnects the modern spiritual seeker with the earth-centered practices of our ancestors. This work explores the seasonal rituals that celebrate the earth and our connection to it--which is not just physical but profoundly spiritual. FROM THE AUTHOR From the Authorz In writing this book, I discovered the most important theme running through the history of rituals related to the earth's seasons is renewal. The wheel turns and the old season gives way to the new, the old year to the new, the old life to the new. Each planting of seeds promises new possibilities. Each harvest brings sustenance for yet another year. Each fallow time regenerates the life of the soil. The sun deities retreat and return. The grain goddesses are lost and restored. The vegetation gods die and rise again. The cycle of life goes on and on, birth after death after birth. Perhaps what all the rituals celebrate is this ongoing-ness of life: the miraculous natural world that makes it possible and our abiding connection to it. For the ancients, the interdependence was clear. When the people fasted on the eve of a new season's beginning, they purified not just their own bodies, but the land itself. The fires that encouraged the fecundity of the land also made its people fertile. For us moderns distanced from the earth by technology, the interdependence is not as clear. And we are paying the price: in polluted air and water, in soil erosion, in deforestation, in global warming. How different the condition of the planet might be if we allowed ourselves to be renewed at each turning of the wheel of the year, if we took the time periodically to celebrate the beauty and bounty of nature.
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A Song For Autumn

Author : Frances Tehie
ISBN : 1544986211
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This is a book of sonnets about everyday events in the natural world. From birds building their nests in the springtime to leaves changing on the trees in the autumn, Frances Sydnor Tehie paints vivid pictures of the natural world with her lyrical poetry. Drenched in vivid imagery and glowing with lyrical beauty, these poems are beauty for the soul and food for the mind.

Celebrating The Great Mother

Author : Cait Johnson
ISBN : 0892815507
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Adults have a wide array of books to help explore earth-based spirituality. But what if they want to include their children? Here is a handbook to help parents, caregivers, teachers, and counselors create meaningful spiritual experiences that will inspire children of all ages. The ideas, suggestions, and activities collected here show how to bring children into rituals that celebrate seasonal cycles and help reclaim the spiritual roots of today's modern holidays. With surprisingly little effort, earth-centered activities and rituals can be incorporated into simple daily routines. Part 1, “Handbook for Earth-Connected Parenting,” gives techniques for developing a child's inner wisdom and sense of the sacred: dream journals, visualization, Tarot play, talismans, and interactions with the natural world Part 2 is a guide to the specific seasonal festivals, and offers a comprehensive collection of practical and enjoyable ways to celebrate the sacred days of our ancestors. Make a bean rune divination system, gather smudge sticks, grow grass pots, assemble a “dream pillow,” create altars the authors offer easy-to-follow suggestions. Includes suggested reading and resource sections for locating additional information and materials for creative projects.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Cosmo Doogood S Urban Almanac

Author : Eric Utne
ISBN : 0976198908
Genre : Almanacs, American
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Pilgrimages to wild places like Death Valley help us connect to nature, t o be sure. But what would it take for us to reestablish that connection, right where we live, day-to-day, in the city. Eric Utne, introduction to Cosmo Doogood's Urban Almanac Ben Franklin would be proud. In the spirit of his Poor Richard's Almanac, Eric Utne, founder of Utne Magazine, presents Cosmo Doogood's URBAN ALMANAC: Celebrating Nature & Her Rhythms in the City. It's an inspirational way for 21st century urbanites who now numbe r over half the U.S. population to connect with nature, live more fully, and celebrate each day of the year.
Category: Almanacs, American

Cold Tangerines

Author : Shauna Niequist
ISBN : 9780310329305
Genre : Religion
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Cold Tangerines---now available in softcover---is a collection of stories and ideas about the life of celebration that God gives you. This book offers a vision of life as a collection of bright and varied glimpses of hope and redemption and celebration, in and among the heartbreak and boredom and broken glass.
Category: Religion