ecology

A Quote by Kent Flannery on agriculture, ecology, and principles

The origin of agriculture involved both human intentionality and a set of underlying ecological and evolutionary principles.

Kent Flannery

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A Quote by Jim Nollman on balance, benevolence, certainty, conscience, control, ecology, garden, grace, humility, imagination, respect, separation, and service

As the biocentric view suggests, the garden prospers when control is balanced by equal measures of humility and benevolence. A balance is struck. Control, servitude, respect, imagination, pragmatism, an ecological conscience, compliance, and a certain measure of mysticism and altruism all meld together to provide nurturance. Try to separate the various aspects into their constituent parts - grant any one of them the status of fundamental gardening definition and one soon skews the entire process. Put them back together again in the service of the two-way street called nurturance, and we express the state of grace called gardening.

Jim Nollman

Source: Why We Garden: Cultivating a Sense of Place, 1994, p. 106.

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A Quote by Jim Nollman on admiration, art, earth, ecology, garden, home, people, perspective, plants, power, practice, spirituality, time, and water

A garden is the place millions of people go to touch the earth, to smell flowers - to use some of that fabled human brain power in the cause of better participating with natural processes in the place they call home. It serves as an art project, an organic produce market, a spiritual practice, a pharmacy. It offers ongoing lessons in ecology, biology, chemistry, geology, meteorology. Gardening imparts an organic perspective on the passage of time. It bestows on its practitioners a genuine sense of admiration for the plants, the soil, the sun, the water.

Jim Nollman

Source: Why We Garden: Cultivating a Sense of Place, 1994, p. 2.

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A Quote by Jean Houston on crisis, ecology, history, and humanity

The ecological crisis is doing what no other crisis in history has ever done - challenging us to a realization of a new humanity.

Jean Houston

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A Quote by Barry Commoner on ecology and nature

Everything is connected to everything else. Everything must go somewhere. Nature knows best. There is no such thing as a free lunch. If you don't put something in the ecology, it's not there.

Barry Commoner (1917 -)

Source: Barry Commoner's Five Laws of Ecology

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A Quote by Andrew Linzey on animals, ecology, minorities, responsibility, society, and world

Despite one or two minority appeals our society is not outraged at man's unremitting use of the animal world. Ecologists and environmentalists may talk of "ecological consciousness" or "environmental responsibility" but seldom, if ever, is this responsibility articulated towards other non-human species in particular.

Andrew Linzey (1952 -)

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