Spiritual Forests at conference on Urban Forests in Cologne, May 2019
Forests are becoming increasingly important for our urbanising society, not in the least for recreation and health. Within the research field of Urban Forestry, the spiritual meanings of forests among the culturally diversifying urban population are becoming an important theme.
Biocultural Diversity in European cities
Recently published: Policy interpretations and manifestation of biocultural diversity in urbanized Europe: conservation of lived biodiversity. By Birgit H. M. Elands, Arjen E. Buijs, K. Freerk Wiersum and Kati Vierikko, in: Biodiversity and Conservation Volume 24, Number 13 (2015), pp. 3347-3366.
Eco-spiritual community celebrates 25th anniversary with book
The Franciscan Environmental Project Stoutenburg celebrated its 25th anniversary on Saturday 28 November 2015. During those 25 years, this environmental community based in the Netherlands has inspired countless peope in their search for and efforts to live in community, prepare seasonal and locally grown food, create organic gardens and connect with nature in many other ways.
Arita Baaijens on inspired landscapes
Adventurer Arita Baaijens told about her seven years of travel through the Altai Mountains in Siberia in search of 'Shambhala', the legendary paradise. In her exciting presentation she reflected on the relation between inspiration and science. This important search is still continuing...