The Wild Library: ecological learning

Author: The Wild Librarian

  • More-than-human ways of knowing: bees

    One of the strongest mental cravings that drew me to research is to spend time on synthesis. I love the complexity of seeing the connections in everything. As a person who tends to see the bigger picture in anything from pulling my car into a drop-off-zone with others in-front and behind me, or standing back…

  • Experiences of writing

    I’m speeding through Writing your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks (Second Edition) by Wendy Laura Belcher. Speeding, because as a distance student it’s a three week flexible delivery loan. I may have to purchase the book rather than post it hundreds of kilometres back and forth, otherwise I may start confusing our friendly local postman…

  • Save the Trees! In the 1600s

    I’ve been looking back into the origins and roots of the word ‘sustainability’, from German forestry practices, dating back to 1713. Through this, I found myself reading a 1664 book, Sylva, or a Discourse of Forest Trees and the Propagation of Timber: Volumme 1 by John Evelyn which is alluded to be one of the…

  • A gathering of thoughts

    I’m still niggling with the idiom “the world is going to hell in a handbasket” and why I felt like I needed to inject my own voice into that phrase — to “make it positive”. What bothers me about it? For one, it is a particular worldview that I suppose is dischordant with mine. I…

  • Fire and feathers

    Unsurprisingly, on my dubious side-quest to explore the origins of the phrase “going to hell in a handbasket” I’ve been struggling …

  • Hope in a handbasket

    Going to hell (or hope) in a handbasket? …