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"Feeding the planet means sustaining the integrity and diversity of the food web: from soil to the oceans, from microorganisms to mammals, from plants to humans. The food system is not outside nature and Earth. It is based on the ecological processes through which the planet creates, maintains, and renews life. The planet is living: it's currency is life; it's currency is food." -Vandana Shiva

When human beings plant only "useful" trees with high cash value in the desert, and cut down the undergrowth refering to those plants as "weeds", many plant species are lost. Often they are the very plants that are enriching and holding the soil together. There is no good or bad among the life forms on Earth. Each has it's role, is necessary, and has equal value. - Masanobu

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From today’s daily meditation from Richard Rohr:

“The point of the Christian life is not to distinguish oneself from the ungodly, but to stand in radical solidarity with everyone and everything else.”

In the past, present, and future, the true disposition of nature is toward abundance for human beings and for all species. Therefore, the question should not be "Why are there too many people?" But rather, "Who has created the scarcity into which they are born?" And then, finally, "How can we heal the Earth so it can support future generations?" -Masanobu Fukuoka

I would like to hear from any of you about the faith tradition and stories you were given and what it told you about your responsibility to and connection with nature and the Earth. I think that my brand of Christian upbringing failed badly in that area since the story was that the Earth was cursed in Adams time and that we would get a new Earth in the end times. Concern for this Earth we have now was nearly non-existent. Did any of you have similar experiences or were you given better stories?

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"If humanity can regain it's original kinship with nature, we should be able to live in peace and abundance. Seen through the eyes of modern civilization, however, this life of natural culture must appear to be monotonous and primitive, but not to me." - Masanobu Fukuoka

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Hello people. I have not engaged much with any type of social media in a while, but I am going to give this a shot. I was raised in a church in New Jersey, but I deconstructed my faith while working with a Christian non-profit in Malawi. I am planning on moving to Connecticut soon to do what I love most, working on environmentally healthy farms!

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