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I like your observation about the aftercare of newly planted trees Rhyd. Something that doesn't get thought about or discussed often enough within most (all?) well-meaning conservation initiatives. Watering, feeding and weeding (i.e. protecting) hand-planted saplings for several years post-planting is much harder than the feel good hit of tree planting itself. But that is where real work potentially begins. A minor point perhaps, but it speaks volumes about our modern, 'grant-led' relationship to the (sacred?) task of restoring nature. 'We can fix this - no problem.' Rather 'we can fix this - but it will take a lot of engaged work'.

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Jun 21, 2023Liked by Rhyd Wildermuth

Wondering if you have come across the work of Mikki kastan and the concept of 'capacity gap'? When so many things need to be done and we also need to tend to our limits and boundaries then for sure some things aren't getting done... And dealing with the sadness of that, collectively. We will need a lot of that I guess.

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Perhaps this might be useful. (Perhaps you’re already aware of this.)

https://www.microsolidarity.cc/

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This may be a long shot, but I wonder if Alan Watt's The Book holds any interest? After traveling the path the book takes you on, and trying to hold the resulting view of reality it arrives at, lots of things look and feel very different - other people, "purpose", what is "divine", the entire process of differentiating, naming, and separating pieces of reality, particularly myself/not-myself, with all that entails in accepting vs refusing to accept wholes either internally or externally. I'm not very good with words, but this was a profound book.

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