Monday, August 1, 2011

Poets on Place

Renowned poets Gary Snyder and Wendell Berry's works have helped shape and develop momentum for the place-based education movement.
"Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there."
"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home." 
"Our relation to the natural world takes place in a place, and it must be grounded in information and experience." ~ Gary Snyder
"A community is the mental and spiritual condition of knowing that the place is shared, and that the people who share the place define and limit the possibilities of each other's lives. It is the knowledge that people have of each other, their concern for each other, their trust in each other, the freedom with which they come and go among themselves." — Wendell Berry

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