Philosophy of Living for a Modern Naturalist
Green Living in the Age of Consumerism
Trying to live in Accord with Nature, it is my belief that cutting into our human tendency for consumerism, by using the valuable products of the field and forest we achieve the first step in lowering the impact of humanity on the earth. Through learning, implementing, and adapting a medley of modern and ancient skills, ideas, tools, and materials we believe it is possible for our planet to support our human population without degrading it in any way. But even though it is possible, it is certainly not something that can happen overnight, and it requires a shift in perspective.
Navigating the modern landscape is often difficult because our time and energy are consumed by driving cars, tedious jobs or chores, and overly available entertainment. Many of us feel that living in Accord with Nature is out of the realm of possibility, and wouldn't know where to start even if we made the decision to start. We know that we want to eat healthy, but feel we don't have the time or knowledge to cook a healthy meal. Likewise we have come to distrust food, due to faltering commentaries on organic certification and the industrial agriculture foodstuffs that are so common today. Often when we are inundated by so much information our brain's give up trying to process it all.