It has always been a radical act to share stories during dark times. They are a regenerative space of creation and renewal. As we experience the desecration of our lands and waters, the extinguishing of species, and a loss of sacred connection to the earth, we look to emerging stories. In them we find the timeless connections between ecology, culture, and spirituality.
In this issue we bear witness to wildfire, discover the memories held within the rings of a tree, trace the origin of the apple, experience the aromas of trees, visit the church forests of Ethiopia, honour the difficult histories that trees hold for our communities, and discover a village in India that is reclaiming a vital and ancient relationship between trees and women.