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Nature-Culture Connection

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Culture is society's relationship with nature.
Culture includes how society uses nature (air, water,
soil, habitats, etc.), views nature, values nature,
learns about nature, and takes care of nature.
Culture includes how nature links to and is viewed
in the media, schools, education, health care, economy, morals, ethics, government, science, art, language, etc.

Culture includes values,
including how people value and view
nature, the outdoors, and the land.

Culture includes food, art, clothes, housing, etc. and how people use nature to make food, art, clothes, housing, etc. Culture includes how people relate to nature with their food, art, music, clothes, science, technology, housing, education, the economy, etc.

Culture includes the multiple ways that a society uses nature.  People use nature to breathe, drink, and eat.  Nature provides people with fresh air, clean water, nutritious wild food, as well as fertile soil in which to grow crops.   People use nature for clothes and shelter.  Nature provides people with fertile soil in which to grow cotton for making clothes. Nature provides people with wood with which people can build houses.  People use nature for science.  There are many scientists who study the wilderness.  For example, some biologists study wildlife and geologists study rocks.  People use nature for art, such as artists who photograph, film, paint, and draw pictures of wildlife, rocks, and landscapes.  Some artists are inspired by the great outdoors to make music, dance, poetry, etc.  People’s tools are all made from materials that came from nature.   Sometimes businesses bring materials and resources from nature into a factory, at which they change the materials and resources into products that are unnatural; yet, all of our manmade stuff (from the low-tech to high-tech) comes from materials from nature.  A computer is unnatural, but businesses have to dig through nature to find rare earth elements to make electronic computer components.  In holidays, people celebrate nature.  For example, many people hang up decorative snowflakes and snowmen for the winter holidays.  Several people celebrate Halloween with pumpkins that are locally ripe for harvest in the fall season.  Nature is major part of human history.  A person cannot understand a society, unless they know about the nature and physical geography of that society.  Whenever studying a society, begin with studying its local nature.  In economics, some societies grow cherries and apples, because they live in a temperate environment.  Some societies grow coffee and chocolate, because they live in a tropical environment.  Nature is used for health too.  It’s healthy for kids and adults to play outside every day.   Nature provides society with everything.  If people want to continue to use nature, everyone in society has to sustain and enrich nature in everything one does, including school work, professional work, daily living, and recreational activities.  We need to keep nature in mind as we think of the future.   We need to keep nature in mind in our present education.  We need to keep questioning: how can we help nature in everything we do? - including in all types of classes that we take, and in every topic we study.

Nature-Culture Connection.  Culture relates to values, way of life, science, art, health, economy, education, goals, technology, air, water, land, nature, wildlife, and more.

Culture is a way of life, and how the way of life affects communities, people, and nature. Culture includes how people live, learn, and work, and how the living, learning, and working relates to communities, people, and nature. Culture is how a community uses nature, community landscapes, and local wild habitats, as well as affects the global environment. Culture is how a community uses resources and relates to the land. Culture includes how a community views its connection to nature and how a community relates wilderness to its daily life, science, art, religion, school, health care, economics, government, media, etc. Culture includes how people engage with nature, and manage, design, and change the land for better or worse.

Every society and community has a culture. Modern society’s culture includes opera, concerts, museums, art galleries, movies, books, ball games, ethnic cuisine, and fad outfits.  Some primitive cultures include campfire dances, nature stories, deerskin clothes, seashell necklaces, edible wild plants, etc. All cultures, from the primitive to modern, involve how the music, art, stories, play, athletics, food, and clothes relate to nature, and how they deepen or weaken people’s direct link to nature, and how they affect communities, people, nature, the land, and environment. 

Culture is how a community uses nature to get and make stuff and supplies: its food, clothes, shelter, tools, and art.   Indeed, culture includes society’s art, artifacts, and products.  Culture is not only the trendy style of the finished products, but also and most importantly, culture is the PROCESS of making products, including how nature is treated during the process of making to disposing the products.  Culture includes how nature is treated as society extracts materials, makes stuff, distributes stuff, consumes stuff, and disposes stuff, and how byproducts affect nature.  Culture also includes how society generally treats people during the process of making and dealing with stuff. 

Culture includes values, lifestyles, science, art, history, health, economy, festivals and holidays, and more, and how all these things relate to nature. Culture embraces society’s values and its use of the land, nature, natural resources, local and global habitats, wildlife, ecologies, wildernesses, the environment, sustainability, and thrivability.  Culture involves how society relates people to nature, and relates people’s daily lifestyle and routines to nature.  Culture includes how society uses and connects nature to science.  Culture involves how society links local nature to festivals and holidays.  Culture includes how society relates nature to its views of history, present, and future possibilities.   Culture involves how society connects people to nature in education.  Culture includes how society takes care of nature to support people's health and the economy.  Culture involves the richness and sophistication of how society engages with and cares for nature.  Culture includes how well people and nature are thriving together.   Indeed, culture is a broad topic (including all social & economic & environmental issues) and involves how society values nature, cares for nature, and uses nature to do science and art, to make products, and to educate people.


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ABC Holistic Education Garden of Three Oaks, Michigan, USA. In the ABC Garden, students learn about nature and culture and how nature and culture are connected. See some more the class lessons learned at the ABC garden.
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means Whole Culture.
I use the word "holistic"
not to narrowly mean herbal medicines alone,
but yes to broadly mean whole culture, including economy, education, science, art, the ways we live and learn and work, relationships with people, relationships with nature, etc.
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Galien Valley Nature and Culture Program, nature classes, wilderness and culture, nature and the community arts, habitats and wildlife
Galien Valley Nature and Culture Program (GV-NCP)
Galien Valley Nature and Culture Program runs interdisciplinary classes about nature and culture. Classes are informative and fun. Students learn how culture and nature relate to each other and how science, art, health, economy, technology, etc. relate to nature too. Furthermore, classes include a few lessons on holistic skills as well as the ABCs of community, ecology, economy, science, art, technology, and more.
See Galien Valley Nature and Culture Program website at www.z-hub.org/galienvalleyncp.html


Blog of Zoe at Galien Valley, nature blog, culture blog, nature-culture
Blog of Zoe at Galien Valley
, about practicing holistic skills, science, art, culture, ecology, teaching nature classes and the ABCs of 6 holistic skills, local wildlife, local native flowers, stewardship and landcare of local habitats, etc.
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