I’ll miss this last SustainFloyd movie (and turkey dinner!) of the season this Sunday, but maybe a few of you will plan to go. (If you do, I hear they need another few veggie dishes and desserts.)
Ground Operations [details for the event] is a short (40 minute) award-winning documentary. It tells the encouraging story of the ways that returning veterans from today’s divers wars are finding solace and healing in soil-based occupations.
It’s not a big stretch, I think, to connect this “green benefit” to the widely-known advantages of connecting city kids, autistic and ADHD kids and people in general with the outdoors. Re-naturing and re-localizing are elements in no small number of recent initiatives to scale back, slow down and reconnect with the natural world.
The pendulum swings.