Invitation: The Journey of Water

“This invitation is called: ‘The Journey of Water’. The element of water can appear in various shapes and forms such as waves, fog, snow, clouds, raindrops, crystals, ice, or as your drinking or bathing water. The water may have at one time been frozen high on a snow-capped peak, or maybe it cascaded down a mountainContinue reading “Invitation: The Journey of Water”

Water & Shinrin-Yoku

“In all things of nature there’s something of the marvelous” (Artistotle) It’s an early morning in late September. Sunlight is radiating through the morning fog on the Amstel river, painting the small waves in front of me with silver sparks. In the air I smell the unmistakable earthy, plant-like scent of sweet water. There’s hardlyContinue reading “Water & Shinrin-Yoku”

Free online screening

Free online screening  documentary “The Hidden Life of Trees” (Peter Wohlleben)October 13, 20:00-22:00 CEST, Goethe-Institut London  When Peter Wohlleben published his book “The Hidden Life of Trees” (2015), he stormed all the bestseller charts overnight: no-one had ever written about the German woods like the forester from the parish of Wershofen before. In the documentaryContinue reading “Free online screening”

Nature Connection & Health

“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter” (Rachel Carson) The evening light is fading, offering a more subtle palette of colours. Birds, hidden in the high trees and bushes set out for a final serenade. A strong aroma ofContinue reading “Nature Connection & Health”

Finding The Mother Tree. Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest.

Free online talk with author Suzanne Simard on 7 May 2021@12 p.m. PDT / 9 p.m. CEST  A forest is much more than what you see.  Over 30 years of research in Canadian forests by Forest Ecology professor Suzanne Simard has revealed that trees talk, often and over vast distances.  Trees share resources right underContinue reading “Finding The Mother Tree. Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest.”

What the Robin Knows. How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World.

They say birds are the sentries – and our key to understanding the world beyond our front door. These early Spring mornings, with new beginnings just around the corner, birds start waking me up with their lively, golden songs. Still dark and quiet outside, without any of the usual Amsterdam city buzz outside my window,Continue reading “What the Robin Knows. How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World.”