Elegant Simplicity

Issue 254 • May/June 2009

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Elegant Simplicity

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


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.


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.


Televisions and computers have hijacked childhood.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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