all photos in this article by Sioned Jones Justice or Regime Control?
Sioned Jones managed to get attention in the Irish media, and some UK media, despite the media focus being on Coronavirus, USA election, and post-Brexit developments.
To recap. the first headline was 'Sioned Jones convicted of stealing logs after 20 years of felling non-native trees in Cork'.
Sioned lives in the village of Kilkeal, near Bantry, famous for various ancient megalithic sites and the wonderful Future Forests nursery.
On land above her cottage, the state-owned forestry company Coillte planted a plantation of Sitka spruce, a non-native species that Sioned considered to be a 'dark, dank threat to biodiversity'..
So she got a chainsaw and started cutting, and cutting. She cut few trees at first, then dozens, then hundreds. Then in their place she planted native broadleaf trees, birch, hazel, oak, alder, crab apple and rowan. Sioned ended up engaged a 'guerrilla' re-wilding campaign th…
This is a new hub site that I am constructing to add to my woodland and water caring collection of hubs and portals. This hub is to become a support for my 'Us & Trees' presentation and workshop events, first one happening this 13th November, 2019, at Noon ...poster below.
First, my short bio going into the blurb to introduce the events
John Willmott's passion is encouraging more native tree planting and care. John’s presentation will demonstrate ideas anyone can do to reduce CO2 from the air around them through trees, even if you do not have a garden or field. Through doing so, also create a passion to be more caring with all of our resources.
John is keeper of Carrowcrory Labyrinth Gardens that includes a large Tree Labyrinth that visitors use for contemplation and re-learning about nature. John carries 63 years of experience in tree, water and landscape folklore, and storytelling that started when he was a child.
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For use on Kindle or your Kindle app on your devices. Mindfulness by Claire Thompson is probably familiar reading for a lot of you. If not, I believe it should be. Even being familiar it jogs a lot of reminders too. Very easy to read and flows very well.
My one concern with books like these is that I still feel the writer is dealing with an Us and Nature situation. Maybe, I do this in presentations too. I always feel the real exercise and training is how to train our ego into not thinking ‘Us and Nature’ and break down that illusion that we are either superior to it, or humble guests of it.
I tend to think it is not about connecting to nature, but about disconnecting from our refusal, or surrender, to recognise we are part of it all. I look at this ‘connect with nature’ thought we carry and think it is like the ridiculousness of the branding of ‘Organic Fruit and Vegetables’ leaving us to maybe think all other veggies are normal. Instead, I…