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Essay
The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance

As Robin Wall Kimmerer harvests serviceberries alongside the birds, she considers the ethic of reciprocity that lies at the heart of the gift economy.

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Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Photographer Camille Seaman
High School
Grade Level: 9-12
The Consciousness of Nature
Essay
Orchestra of the Wild
Bernie Krause, known as the father of soundscape ecology, describes how he came to record the voice of the natural world.
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Essay
Small Talk: Life on a Farm
Author Luanne Armstrong reflects on what happens when we engage with the natural world.
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