Seeing, and orienting towards a holistic experience, tapping into intuition, exploring how forests think, delving into the forest heart
Sylvan dreaming and knowing, the secret life of trees, and forests. Multiple
ways to connect and discover ecological non-dualism with revelations by
Charles Eisenstein, Geneen Marie Haugen, Sadghuru, Suzanne Simard,
Arts and Wildwoods. Immersing in the exploratory steps of semiosis,
ecological ethics and cosmic diplomacy. Discovering the heart and soul
of the forest. Richard St. Barbe Baker had a mission to develop a” tree
sense” in every citizen, and to encourage all to plant, protect and love
their native trees.
“I approach God’s Creation, this beautiful Earth. The ancients believed that the Earth was a sentient being and felt the behaviour of mankind upon it.” said Richard St. Barbe Baker, ” As we have no proof to the contrary, it might be as well for responsible people to accept this point of view and behave accordingly.
This program for National Forest Week is brought to you by the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas an environmental non-profit charity that was created to preserve and restore the 326-acre Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and the 148-acre George Genereux Urban Regional Park. Our work reinforces the 1972 City Council decision designating these afforestation areas on the western fringe of Saskatoon to “be preserved in perpetuity.” They are important habitat for wildlife as well as semi-wild public spaces for recreation and nature immersion. The larger of these two areas is named after Richard St. Barbe Baker (1889-1982), who has been called the “first global conservationist” and in recognition of this he was made the first Honorary Life Member of the World Wildlife Fund in 1969. A British forester who also homesteaded and studied in Saskatoon, he dedicated his entire life unfailingly to the preservation and planting of trees and forests.
The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas are proud to bring to you this series of events for National Forest Week Theme “Our forests – Continually giving” Saturday September 18, 2021 to Sunday September 26, 2021 Maple Leaf Day September 22, 2021
This is one session in a week long series of events celebrating National Forest Week with a theme – “Our Forests – Continually Giving”