Caring for the earth is caring for each other
I think a lot about plants. I think a lot about the interrelationships between things. Take for example, water. Take for example, the absolute necessity of swamps to support well being.1 Take for example, pollinators. Take for example, how, if you don’t have conditions that support the well-being of pollinators, you don’t have all manner of foods and wonderful and necessary things.2
My perspective is that caring for the earth is caring for each other. My perspective is that caring for the earth is integral to caring for the physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental well-being of beings now and in the future. My perspective is that caring for the earth must be part of understanding how we care for, promote, nourish, and support mental health and well-being.
My perspective also is that watching how plants grow—such as how conditions can support, nourish, or hinder their growth and flourishing—is an important teacher.