Traditional Ecological Knowledge – An Aspiration for Our Post-Modern Culture

This is an extensive set of articles that are profoundly rich in sharing Tradition Ecological Knowledge and its application in our  post-modern world’s host of overwhelming environmental challenges.

http://www.biohabitats.com/newsletters/traditional_ecological_knowledge/#undefined

These articles are from Biohabitats – a national firm with an expertise in Conservation planning, ecological restoration and regenerative design.

A definition of Traditional Knowledge and Tradition Ecological Knowledge:
Traditional Knowledge, as defined by the Convention on Biological Diversity, Article 8 (j): refers to the knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities around the world. Developed from experience gained over the centuries and adapted to the local culture and environment, traditional knowledge is transmitted orally from generation to generation. It tends to be collectively owned and takes the form of stories, songs, folklore, proverbs, cultural values, beliefs, rituals, community laws, local language, and agricultural practices, including the development of plant species and animal breeds. Traditional knowledge is mainly of a practical nature, particularly in such fields as agriculture, fisheries, health, horticulture, and forestry.

Traditional Ecological Knowledge:  The knowledge, practice, and belief concerning the relationship of living beings to one another and to the physical environment, which is held by peoples in relatively nontechnological societies with a direct dependence upon local resources.  (Berkes 1993)

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty-one years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home. www.marecromwell.com
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