Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 1:00 PM
sent by Chiara Giovando

A quick response to the LA Times piece David forwarded today...

This made me think of how much knowledge is being lost right now. I think we may be one of the last generations that will get to experience other human beings with a life long, direct connection to land and nature. The termination of indigenous peoples, small farmers, cowboys and other herders, will erase generations of knowledge that is not documented in writing but rather something learned and passed down through the body. I wonder if there is any way to save any of this knowledge, like grabbing as many books as you can while the fire at the Library of Alexandria is burning.

I know of a project in a small town in Northern CA, Occidental, that collects as many Heirloom seeds and even species of animals like chickens to create a kind of store house of diversity. I think spending time in wild places, real time would show you somethings. Maybe also seeking out a teacher from a dying breed...

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