When a human language dies, says linguist David Crystal, “what is primarily lost is the expression of a unique vision of what it means to be human.”
When a plant language dies, the same happens. Gone are relationships lasting hundreds of millions of years among soil, air, water, rock, insects, birds, animals. The green earth is held together by these continuing conversations, this blending of living languages.
- Used by people who call the work: Epic of Evolution, Gaia Theory/Science-Based Systems Thinking
- Applies a deep time evolutionary perspective to: Biology and Earth Systems Science, Ecology/Sustainability
- Learning Stages: Lifelong
- Type: Blog, Website
- Keywords: native plants, ecology, ecosystems
- Why I love this Resource: Native plants hold not only the biology of their place, but the spirit, as well. And they are profoundly threatened.
- Link to Resource: Click here
- Posted By: Betsey Crawford
- Date Added: August 6, 2021