Human / Ecosystem Adaptability Department (H/E.A.D.) reports from our headquarters, the Human / Ecosystem Adaptability Resource Temple (H/E.A.R.T.) in the forest; bridging humans and nature, head and heart, intellect and compassion.
Daily, we beam out to the forest and observe, gather information and develop strategies for harmonious equilibrium between the migrating colony of humans and the forest ecosystems.
We are aware that there is a deep need for the humans and the forest to become one more intimately during this season. The attraction is strong and strategies must be developed and implemented to keep the relationship healthy.
Symbiosis is where all members of the relationship are benefitting from the process of relating. “Relating” is a verb, an action that continues to be happening in the present moment. All things are changing. That is why we balance adaptability and sustainability of this relationship.
The ecozone is transforming over time to be more rainy more often. The humans have adapted by reinforcing the roads and building boardwalks over muddy areas. This keeps vehicle and foot traffic supported.
Due to the influx of humans, resources must be brought in to respect the forest’s ongoing existence, through the entire year. Building materials are brought in for shelters and community gathering places. Food is imported for caloric and nutritional distribution. Fire wood and fossil fuels are imported to cook food, transport materials, generate heat and light and electricity for musical celebrations.
By meeting and becoming friends with the land’s individual species and habitats in all its diverse ecosystems, we can offer support in the best ways possible to keep impact to a minimum.
Human / Ecosystem Adaptability Department hosts daily workshops at the
Human / Ecosystem Adaptability Resource Temple.
Please share these experiences with us:
Pollinator appreciation – learning about and building homes for native bees
Mosquitos, lifeblood of the ecosystem – exploring the forest foodweb and building bat houses
Sustainability of festivals – conscious community, what it means to us
Land development – forest- farm- village- city
Ecosystem appreciation – wetlands, mixed woods, cedar, field, pond