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The Nature Principle: "In solidly urban landscapes there is nature to be found, and enjoyed. #bookreview

The Nature Principle: "In solidly urban landscapes there is nature to be found, and enjoyed. #bookreview

Even in solidly urban landscapes, there is nature to be found, and enjoyed. goandgo/Flickr More from OnEarth in the weeds : Growing Green With Tomatillos Q&A : Let Them Eat Dandelions in the weeds : The Corn Conundrum The Nature Principle Richard Louv Algonquin Books, 320 pp., $24.95 Some teachers at my son Willie’s elementary school started planting crops at a local farm this year. A few days ago, Willie and I joined a work party there. It was quite instructive. The farm is a 20-minute walk from school. It’s next to a busy road. The earth is more rock than dirt. The farm is not, in other words, perfect. And yet, after about 20 minutes of digging in a row of potatoes, my son looked at me and said simply, "This is the best." I agreed. If Richard Louv’s new book is to be believed, Willie and I had just stumbled upon an important truth: the nature we need is the nature that i...

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/article/the-nature-principle

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