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Issue 254 • May/June 2009

Elegant Simplicity

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Welcome

Elegant Simplicity

Our fixation with fashion is a key cause of current world crises.

Frontline

Little Green Fingers

Celebrating the transformation of 'school food culture'.

Exploring Core Values •

Creating healthy relationships and lifestyles.

Land Sharing •

Ground-breaking gardening initiatives.

To Live With The Sea •

Preserving the livelihood and environment of the Vezo people of Madagascar.

Theatre For The Earth •

An innovative theatre company helping to create awareness of ecological wellbeing.

Eco-parenting

Nurture for Nature

Taking a closer look at parenting issues.

Nature-Deficit Disorder •

We must prevent the extinction of Nature in our children's hearts.

Videophilia •

Televisions and computers have hijacked childhood.

Keynotes

The Tyranny of Trends

What is the true cost of our love of designer labels?

SCAP: Sustainable Clothing Action Plan

Defra launches a Sustainable Clothing Action Plan.

Biocultural Diversity

Reap What You Sow •

Why does the Indian government continue to turn a blind eye towards farmers' suicides?

Subsistence Culture •

Learning from the wisdom of Mother Africa.

Poisoning The Planet

Saluting the small farmers who refuse to co-operate with the agribusiness paradigm.

Undercurrents

Bourgeois Maths •

Questioning the supremacy of the mathematics of the European tribe.

Prophet of Deep Ecology •

A tribute to Arne Naess.

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation •

A ripost of the false promise of "total economies".

Water Stress

The Kashmir Valley now faces a threat even greater than human conflict.

Quotes

Resistance to New Ideas •

Think Like A Mountain •

We are not outside the rest of nature.

The Arts

Elemental Experience •

The unusual braiding of art, craft and accident in the work of Francis Wishart.

China From China •

Experiences from a cross-cultural exchange.

The Willow River

The introspective work of 'craft artist' Sarah Pank.

Encounters in Creation •

Artistic collaborations of extraordinary spiritual resonance.

Regulars

Nature Writers - On Birds •

The sublime writing of J. A. Baker and Aldo Leopold.

Poetry - The Greater Journey • &

A collaboration of poetry and photography.

Recipes - Magical Elder •

Gathering armfuls of delicate elderflowers is one of the delights of early summer.

Transition Time - Living My Truth

The impact of living without oil and what the future holds.

Letters to the Editors - Cultural Corrections

Poetry - Coda 4 •

In Memory of John Fairfax, former Poetry Editor of Resurgence.

Members' Page - Summer Camp Connections •

A day without fossil fuels.

Reviews

Songs of a Migratory Bird &

Review of The Golden Boat: Selected Poems of Rabindranath Tagore.

Like Moths to a Flame

Review of Lighting a Candle: Kathleen Raine and Temenos - Reflections, Memories, Tributes.

Opening the Ground to Starlight

Review of Gardening at the Dragon's Gate: At Work in the Wild and Cultivated World.

From Farm to Feast

Review of Riverford Farm Cook Book: Tales from the Fields, Recipes from the Kitchen.

Megatrends

Review of Futurecast 2020: A Global Vision of Tomorrow.

Learning Webs

Review of Everywhere All The Time: A New Deschooling Reader.

Back to the Future

Review of The Age of Stupid documentary.

Web Exclusives

Article - The Sanctity of Land

Money is still deemed to have more worth than natural assets

Review - The Patient Gardener

Review of Wait for decisiveness to be informed by spirit of place.

Article - The Family of Things

Mary Oliver’s poetry celebrates the utter and irreducible beauty of the ordinary world.

Article - Dignity For All

Whilst India boasts of economic miracles, the majority of the rural poor continue to suffer indignity and exploitation.

Article - Curious Visions

There is something of the visionary in the work of Peter Doig, yet a disquieting sense of tension and expectation permeates his paintings.

Review - Change Makers

Review of Positively Responsible and The Difference Makers.

Review - Learning From Bees

Review of Toward Saving the Honeybee.

Review - The Reality Revolution

Review of Quantum Shift in the Global Brain.

Review - The True Cost of Paper

Review of Paper Trails: From Trees to Trash – The True Cost of Paper.

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