z-hub culture and community



Nature-Culture Connection

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.

community culture

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.

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Cultural issues relating to people, community, culture, education, health, economy, and the environment:

holistic, whole culture
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.
Read more about holistic.


Landscape Architecture
Landscape architects create designs and plans to sustain and enrich communities and the land to benefit both people and nature. Landscape architects help to guide communities and people to sustainably use and enjoy the land, the outdoors, and nature.
Landscape architects can help to influence the culture to guide people to live, learn, and work in ways that help both people and nature.

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Community, Functional Community, Galien Valley Nature and Culture Program, ABC Garden, Michigan, nature blog
. A community, a functional and sustainable community, is much more than just people, buildings, and roads existing geographically near to each other.  A functional community is largely locally-self-sufficient. A functional community has a culture of community cooperation: people work together with each other and local nature to produce all the stuff (shelter, water, food, clothes, tools, art) that they need by using mostly local resources, and sustaining the resources. Community residents live, learn, work, socialize, produce, consume, and recycle and dispose of waste, within the community. They travel too and exchange information with the world; but, they mostly live, learn, and work within the community, and mostly consume local products. Think Global, Act Local. Global Love, Local Economy.
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ABC Garden Three Oaks, ABC Holistic Education Garden, Michigan, USA, nature blog, Pocket Pumpkin Press
ABC Garden Homepage

ABC Holistic Education Garden of Three Oaks, Michigan, USA. See some of the class lessons learned at the ABC garden.
See ABC Garden
at www.z-hub.org/ABCgarden.html


Galien Valley Nature and Culture Program, ABC Garden, Three Oaks, Michigan, nature blog
Galien Valley Nature and Culture Program (GV-NCP)
Galien Valley Nature and Culture Program runs interdisicplinary 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, 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, and more.
See Galien Valley Nature and Culture Program website at www.z-hub.org/galienvalleyncp.html


Blog of Zoe at Galien Valley, ABC Garden, Michigan, nature blog, culture blog
Blog of Zoe at Galien Valley
, about practicing holistic skills, science, art, teaching nature classes and the ABCs of 6 holistic skills, local wildlife, local native flowers, stewardship and landcare of local habitats, etc.
See Zoe's Daily Blog website at
See Zoe's Monthly Blog website at


Sci-Art, Science, Art, unite, united, nature, ABC Garden, Michigan, nature blog, holistic design
Science and Art unite.

Science includes observation, questions, research, knowledge, experiment, and learning the patterns of nature and how nature works, etc.  
Science is what we "take in" (observe, learn). 
Art is what we "give out" (expression, work).
Art includes expression, creativity, working, and applying science to make things of pleasing form and function.  Science is the knowledge and theory.  Art is the action, creativity, and making something.   Science and art are connected.  Art is the putting the theory of science into action to make something. 
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CEEE: culture-education-ecology-economy
Culture, Education, Ecology, Economy
Sustainability is mostly about our culture, education, ecology, and the economy. Sustainability and diminishing poverty is not just about technology and money. There is no purely technological and or financial fix. Technology and money can help.  But, mostly, sustainability and diminishing poverty are achieved through our culture, education, ecology, and the economy.  If we want to change to live a more sustainable life, then we must change our culture, education, ecology, and economy in unison. Culture, education, ecology, and economy all need to have the same top goal: to help to sustain and enrich communities, people, and nature.
Read more about CEEE (culture, education, ecology, economy).


8 Goals and Success Indicators of culture, education, ecology, and economy
, in order to help communities, people, and nature.
1. ABC Garden of Community Education.
2. Community Standards for Schools. Get rid of state standardized testing.
3. Community Jobs. With community help, schools train students for jobs, schools offer community jobs to students and graduates, and schools help students and graduates to start up local small businesses.
4. Diminish Poverty.
5. Local-Self-Sufficiency.
6. Natural Resources.
7. Eco-Jobs: Ecologic and Economic.
8. Reduce Using Fossil Fuels.
Read more about education and economy:
Changes Needed in Education and Economy:
8 Goals and Success Indicators of culture, education, ecology, and economy.


Sustain, Sustainable, Sustainability, Holistic Sustainability, 40 Sustainable Categories
Holistic Sustainability

being environmental
including 40 Sustainable Categories
Let's sustain and enrich communities, people, and nature. Let's have an education that teaches students how to run sustainable communities and an economy that are mutually beneficial to both people and nature.
Here are a few of the 40 categories:
1. morals
4. being holistic
5. being nice in all 5 ways
6. Global Love, Local Economy
(Think Global (love), Act Local (economy))
7. CEEE: culture-education-ecology-economy
14. question everything
18. sustainable science
19. sustainable art
20. holistic landcare
23. sustainable low-technologies
24. sustainable high-technologies
35. reduce, reuse, recycle
37. wilderness conservation
Read more about holistic sustainability.

Morals, Nice5, 5 Ways to be Nice, Morals, Awareness, Love, Health, nature, culture, community
Morals and 5 Ways to be Nice.

We implement the ABC Holistic Education Garden to teach children how to be moral: to do good, sustainable, and holistic things for communities, people, and nature. Also, garden lessons include learning how to be nice in 5 ways. It's important for each person to be nice in all 5 ways.
1. Friendly to People

2. Unprejudiced
3. Friendly to Nature
4. Help Individuals in Occasional Emergencies Help Individuals (people, animals, plants, etc.), Random Acts of Kindness, Save a Life, etc.
5. Daily Community Help, Holistically Help Communities via Community Culture. Boost quality of life. Sustain and enrich the community. Improve the economy in the long-run. Diminsh poverty.
Read more about Morals and 5 Ways to be Nice.



Famous Quotes, with Photos

Here are some quotes that support the concepts of sustainable communities, ABC Gardens, as well as moral cultures. Plus, photos of Michigan nature.
Read the Quotes.



More Information on culture

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