Issue 10 – July 2021
Summer’s in swing…
We are delighted to bring you this summer issue on “Fostering Community through Agriculture.” We at FHC strongly believe in the power of nature and farming to teach us how to build community. Access to nourishing food is a prerequisite for health and should be a right and a responsibility shared equally by all.
There is no time of year that better demonstrates nature’s diversity and abundance than summer- the markets are spilling over with juicy stone fruits, giant cucumbers and fresh leafy greens, while my garden tomatoes slowly soften and turn orange in the midday sun, showing the promise of more to come! When we cooperate with nature’s rhythms and uncover its wisdom, its rewards are bountiful. It provides us not only with nourishment, but with a sense of meaning, connection and interdependence, where every piece is felt as being vital to the whole. Indeed, nature itself provides us with an experience of healthy community.
In this issue we bring you news and inspiration in a variety of formats- video, film, written articles and online advocacy campaigns. We also offer special contributions from younger voices- an emerging generation finding hope and meaning for themselves and for the world. We hope there is something here for everyone and encourage you to pass it on to friends!
JOIN US IN CREATING HEALTH!
From the CALENDAR OF THE SOUL, by Rudolf Steiner
Translation by Ruth & Hans Pusch
Week 16 (July 21-27, 2021)
To bear in inward keeping spirit bounty
Is stern command of my prophetic feeling,
That ripened gifts divine
Maturing in the depths of soul
To selfhood bring their fruits.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this newsletter are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FHC.
Youth and Nature
A conversation hosted by Dr. Steven Johnson, DO
We hope you enjoy this first episode of recorded conversation hosted by the Foundation for Health Creation (FHC). In this episode, titled “Youth and Nature” (see video below), we filmed an unscripted conversation between young people from different backgrounds and parts of the country. All of them are genuinely searching for answers through nature and new ways of thinking about the world. I can’t tell you how warming and informative it was to hear everyone share their thoughts and stories. It was quite difficult to edit down an enthusiastic 90-minute conversation over tea and cookies into this 30-minute episode. We sincerely hope you will share this podcast with high school students and young people you know. A fun side-note, one of the participants is an up-and-coming musician with the band Arrested Youth. You can hear their music at the beginning and end of the podcast.