Life as the measure — Forest Garden Wales Blog

As Jake says in his post we need – we must have – an ecological frame of reference, one that puts life first.  And because forest gardens embody and embed the natural world within them they invite us on a journey towards a different frame of reference, different ways of being, seeing and doing.  A forest garden is a place to meet life extending itself to us and inviting us to collaborate and co-create beautiful places:

 

Gross Domestic Product is a pretty useless measure of a country’s prosperity, it’s time to factor in the true cost of economic activity by using life as the measure Trees on the boundary of the forest garden, very much aliveDon’t know much about ecology, don’t know much economics either but what I do know is…

via Life as the measure — Forest Garden Wales Blog

About Anni Kelsey

I love forest gardens and forest gardening, nature, reading and everything good about being alive. I have written two books - the garden of equal delights (2020) - about the principles and practice of forest gardening; and Edible Perennial Gardening (2014) - about growing perennial vegetables in polycultures, which is basically forest gardening concentrating on the lower layers.
This entry was posted in Forest Gardening, Relationship with nature, the garden of equal delights and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.