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SEED: The untold story
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these people rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.

The Long View
In his new book, The Long View: Why We Need To Transform How the World Sees Time, BBC journalist Richard Fisher explains how our current short-term mindset has come to dominate Western society, why that is not delivering helpful out-comes in the interests of future generations, and explores historic and real world examples of those who are taking a long-term view.

The Looooong Game: How to be a long term thinker in a short term world
It’s no secret that we’re pushed to the limit. Today’s professionals feel rushed, overwhelmed, and always behind. So we keep our heads down, focused on the next thing, and the next, without a moment to breathe.
How can we break out of this endless cycle and create the kind of interesting, meaningful lives we all seek?

Coyote’s Guide
Strategies like questioning, storytelling, tracking, mapping, and practicing survival skills will inspire student curiosity and encourage self-sufficiency. Background information will help parents, teachers and others feel more confident.

As naturalist Jon Young writes in the Introduction, “Experience has taught me that Coyote Mentoring,  is by far the most effective learning and healing journey I have yet to encounter. I have seen people fully connect to the birds of their landscape, discovering hawks, foxes, and owls with the help of birds and other animals.”

Rachel’s Farm
Regenerative Agriculture made understandable.
A journey from ecological despair to finding hope in the soil beneath her feet.  Film director and actress Rachel Ward is not the first person you’d expect to join a farming paradigm shift. In this triumphant film, Rachel voyages from wilful ignorance about the ecological impacts of conventional agriculture on her own rural property, to embracing a movement to restore the health of Australia’s farmland, food and climate.

MMM … Issue 40, October – November 2023