Place-based Learning

True learning – learning that is permanent and useful, that leads to intelligent action and further learning — can arise only out of the experience, interest, and concerns of the learner

John Holt

We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us.
When we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.

Andy Goldsworthy

I became acutely aware that what a child wanted to do most of all was to make a world in which to find a place to discover a self.

Edith Cobb

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education

Albert Einstein

The Enormous Turnip – Dialogues in Troubled Times

  Very pleased that the Degrowth Conference in Malmö, August 21 -25, 2018 is using my drawing of The Enormous Turnip as its logo. The conference combines academic, artistic and popular contributions. Here’s what the organisers say: “This conference is inspired by principles of care, mutual aid and democratic decision-making. We aim to live and […]

How do we get there from here?

As we know, paradigm shift ain’t easy. This article has some concrete (and pleasant) suggestions. Just because it is going to be a bumpy ride (and it is) doesn’t mean there will be never any more dancing, as Emma Goldman may or may not have said. The main gist is this. However do read the […]

The word radical comes from the Latin word for root. Perhaps the most radical thing you can do in our time is to start turning over the soil, loosening it up for the crops to settle in, and then stay home to tend them.

Rebecca Solnit