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In this issue of Resurgence & Ecologist, we look at the path to recovery and ask 'do we really want to return to business as usual?' Daniel Christian Wahl writes of a 'transformative decade' and the need to change how we are, not just what we do; Vandana Shiva explains why the road ahead must encompass radical change in our food systems; and Laurie King reports from the Shetland Islands where organic farmers are finding ways to become more self-sufficient.

In Arts, Heather Ackroyd speaks to artists about changing culture to meet the challenges of the climate emergency. In Wisdom and Wellbeing, psychologist Steffi Bednarek encourages us to embrace our fears for the sake of our mental health, and Anne Stobart shares tips on growing medicinal herbs.

When laying a path, we have to appreciate the ground beneath. Our July/August issue also explores the theme of peat: its value for biodiversity and carbon storage, as well as to human history.

Here at the crossroads, we need to heal the artery between ourselves and the rest of the living planet, and that means readjusting our view of Nature.

We hope you enjoy our selection of free articles from this issue of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine.

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Feature articles

Growing Self-sufficiency in Uganda

Growing Self-sufficiency in Uganda

Katie Dancey-Downs visits a permaculture project in Western Uganda run by and for people with disabilities, supporting sustainable agriculture skills so they can grow food to eat and sell. As the government encourages more people to grow their own food, the project is being recognised as a vital source of knowledge and much-needed skills.
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Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Food security in remote areas in increasingly on the agenda. In the Shetland Islands, local people are taking action to become more self-sufficient. Despite challenging growing conditions, community projects are emerging and gardeners are sharing skills with 'folk who want to grow stuff'. Laurie King reports on Transition Turriefield.
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Gardening for the Earth

Gardening for the Earth

Can Nature take care of itself or do we need to redress the damage done by humans? Stephen Blackmore and Gunter Fischer reflect on the transformation that has taken place at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden in Hong Kong - an example of 'the finest application of horticultural science to repair the web of life'.
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Fuel for Thought

Fuel for Thought

As part of our special feature on Peatlands, Donald Murray explores the good - and the dark - side to peat-digging. Drawing on his own experience working in the peats on a small Hebridean island, he recalls communal moments, Gaelic songs sung, back-breaking toil, the uplifting sight of wildlife and not forgetting, the ghost stories.
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Digging A Hole For Ourselves

Digging A Hole For Ourselves

Environmental groups have been urging us for years to stop buying peat that is causing great damage and a massive increase in greenhouse gases. So, why do so few gardeners make their own compost? Horticulturalist Nicky Scott sets out a 'how to' on making compost and techniques for successful peat-free gardening.
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Grow Your Own Remedies

Grow Your Own Remedies

The pandemic has made us all aware of our own health and the need for a strong immune system. Medical herbalist Anne Stobart shares her tips on herbs to support health. She offers some natural remedies for common ailments, with information on nutrition, relieving symptoms and getting the most out of your harvest.
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Home Is Where the Art Is

Home Is Where the Art Is

PL Henderson meets sculptor Walter Bailey who crafts his work from untreated locally-sourced green wood so that it can return to the Earth at the end of its life. Deeply connected to the natural world, "His sculptures not only echo the harmony and tensions of the natural landscape, but also ultimately focus on the essence of life itself."
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Bird's Eye View

Bird's Eye View

Artist Jackie Morris reviews 'The Birds They Sang: Birds and People in Life and Art' by Stanislaw Lubienski, a book that opens up the world of birds to those who care to look. Within its pages she finds "Nature writing, perhaps at its best, weaving human and bird, city, park and country into a tapestry that sings off the page."
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Resurgence Voices

Resurgence Voices

Our podcast features positive, informed and original in-depth interviews with leading thinkers and change-makers on the themes of ethical living, eco-activism and the arts. Hosted by Resurgence & Ecologist editor Marianne Brown, this series of uplifting interviews provides nourishment for your mind.
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Tiffany Bozic

Tiffany Bozic Gallery

Tiffany Bozic is a self-taught California artist whose work has been described as 'like Audubon on acid'. Her work evokes the tradition of tightly rendered Nature illustration, which she explodes with highly emotional, surreal metaphors. Her painting 'Buzz' features on the cover of Resurgence & Ecologist Issue 321.
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Resurgence Talks

Resurgence Talks

The Resurgence talks, previously held in London, are now being presented online via zoom. The monthly programme, inspired by the ideas of Resurgence, covers issues including the environment, arts, meditation and ethical living.
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Resurgence Book Club

Resurgence Book Club

The Resurgence online book club takes place monthly. Join us for regular club meetings and Q&As with authors who have featured in the magazine. Hosted by Resurgence & Ecologist Editor, Marianne Brown, you can submit questions in advance, then sit back and enjoy a lively discussion about some of our favourite books.
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Resurgence Building for the Future

Resurgence Building for the Future

The Resurgence Centre is an education centre for the environment and the Arts in Hartland, North Devon and home to The Resurgence Trust. We're now running online talks and courses from the Centre, including a series of spiritual talks by Satish Kumar, Editor Emeritus at Resurgence & Ecologist.
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Free sample copy

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The Resurgence Story

The Resurgence Story

To mark 50 years at the forefront of environmental publishing, we've made a short video all about the magazine, now published as Resurgence & Ecologist, and the environmental charity behind it - The Resurgence Trust.
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Picture Credits

Picture Credits

Web banner image: Shepherd's Cottage, by Rebecca Vincent; Cover image: Buzz, 12" x 12", acrylic on maple panel, 2019 by Tiffany Bozic; Growing Self-sufficiency in Uganda: Jackson Bigasaki, caretaker at the permaculture demonstration garden in Bikunya. Photograph by Katie Dancey-Downs; Chain Reaction: Photograph courtesy of Polycrub; Gardening for the Earth: Bamboo snake (Chinese tree viper). Photograph by Gunter Fischer; Fuel for Thought: The History of Peat by pupils from Meare and Ashcott Primary Schools with artist Kate Lynch; Digging A Hole For Ourselves: Illustrations by Lizzie Harper; Grow Your Own Remedies: Myrtle leaf harvest by Anne Stobart; Home Is Where the Art Is: The House of Invisible Hands, 2019. Photograph: J.R.Miller; Bird's Eye View; Goldfinch by Byron Gin

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