[diggers350] Forests, Trees, & People

Ed Iglehart tipiglen at dircon.co.uk
Tue Jul 6 10:58:02 BST 1999

Please excuse any presumption or cross-posting.  For those with any
level of interest in community forestry, there is an excellent network
based in UN development called Forests, Trees & People.  Membeship is
free, the newsletter is invariably inspirational and free.  Have a look.

All the best
Ed Iglehart

Front page of forests, trees & people: http://www-trees.slu.se/
And the newsletter (inspiring and free!)
The current issue of the newsletter;
The main forestry entry to FAO (UN food & agriculture org):

I am part of the sun as my eye is part of me,
That I am part of the earth my feet know perfectly,
and my blood is part of the sea...
There is nothing of me that is alone and absolute, except my mind,
and we shall find that the mind has no existence by itself,
it is only the glitter of the sun on the surface of the waters.
  -- D H Lawrence ( http://www.tipiglen.dircon.co.uk/readinglist.html)

It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan,
more uncertain of success, nor more dangerous to manage
than the creation of a new order of things.
For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit
by the preservation of the old institutions,
and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new ones.
                --Machiavelli, The Prince (1513)(http://www.tao.ca/)

Visit the website: http://www.tipiglen.dircon.co.uk/

"To put the bounty and the health of our land, our only commonwealth,
into the hands of
people who do not live on it and share its fate will always be an error.
For whatever
determines the fortune of the land determines also the fortune of the
If history teaches anything, it teaches that."
   -- Wendell Berry (http://www.tipiglen.dircon.co.uk/forward.html)

"Hence it is, that we every Day find Men in Conversation
 contending warmly on some Point in Politicks,
 which, altho' it may nearly concern them both,
 neither of them understand any more than they do each other."
--Benjamin Franklin (1729)

Local People, Who Are We?

There are among us those whose ancestors fill the local graves,
And some who have found a home here, and are likely to be buried here,
There are some who have found work here, including
Some whose employers have posted them here.
We are all local people.

May the present and coming times bring our shared goals closer to
May we come to understand and share one another's goals where we do not
already. May the forests and communities grow and prosper together in
knowledge that we can create our own circumstances.



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