Professor Stefano Mancuso often starts his talks with a slide and asks, “What do you see?” The slide is simple: a meadow surrounded by trees. The response? Almost always, “nothing”. Then he shows same meadow with two deer. “Now what do you see?” The public cries, “deer!” That “nothing” is the base of one ofContinue Reading Plant Blindness, Working on a Cure
Reality is Created with Active Participation You Make Research Happen About a month ago, I asked for advice on how to get a computer for our research study. In the months of planning, the one need we couldn’t seem to fill had been a computer and related hardware/software for the data. Using our ownContinue Reading How Your Participation Creates Research
Last Wednesday, thanks to a ride from Minotaur, my Florence adventure officially began! Some of you know that I already live in Italy, in the north, near Turin, in a community called, Damanhur. But for the next six months, I will mainly be living in Florence. Last year, I saw a message on the FacebookContinue Reading What am I doing in Florence?
Karl has been telling me for days there is something special about this place, something beyond what he sees. He is Latvian and is living in Switzerland to study and gain experience to eventually take back to his home country and start a community. With his environmental science degree recently completed, he is eager toContinue Reading That Feeling of Connectedness
Nature is all around. You see trees in the park and water your houseplants, but how connected are you really to the plant world? What if you could actually dialog with plants and trees?