Consumable Earth is about giving back as much as we take.
About entering into a circular economy.
A gift economy.
We consume the Earth’s resources.
The reality of being a living being on this planet is that we consume resources in order to live; trees do it, plants do it, animals do it and since we are animals as well we do it too.
As human beings we have unique gifts that enable us to transform the landscape in hugely significant ways. I believe we have a responsibility and the ability to create something better than what nature can do on her own.
Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book, Braiding Sweetgrass, introduced millions of people to the concept of reprocity, of circular giving. She beautifully integrated modern scientific methods with Indigenous ways of knowing.
This is what Consumable Earth is about. Working towards the integration of all of our human gifts into a circular economy, to give back as much as we take.
I hope that my work contributes to transforming how we see the land, the air and the water.
That we can begin to see these things not as resources but as gifts.
Gifts we have a responsibility to pass on to our children.