Nature Revisited

Nature Revisited

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Nature Revisited is a podcast that explores our r…


24: The Davises - A Homegrown National Park
Aug 10 • 29 min
In his book ‘Nature’s Best Hope’, Doug Tallamy lays out a new approach to conservation that everyone can employ at home in their own yards. Inspired by this idea, James & Taylor Davis embarked upon a journey to transform their small New Hampshire yard…
23: Paul Fuzinski - The Appalachian Trail
Jul 20 • 27 min
The Appalachian trail is an iconic American landmark of wild natural beauty and the longest hiking-only trail in the world, stretching from Georgia to Maine. More than 2 million people hike portions of the trail each year, but only a small fraction hike…
22: Jay Parini - The Poet’s Nature
Jun 28 • 27 min
Jay Parini is an American writer known for his poetry, novels, biography, screenplays, and criticism. Since before scientific knowledge of the natural world became widespread, poets have been examining man’s connection to nature using ‘language adequate…
21: James Faupel - An Urban Ecologist
Jun 8 • 22 min
James Faupel specializes in Restoration Ecology at the Litzinger Road Ecology Center (LREC), a division of the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St Louis, MO. With a background in horticulture and arboriculture, James is part of a growing movement championing…
20: Philadelphia’s Victory Gardens
May 19 • 22 min
During WWI and WWII, Victory Gardens were a part of daily life on the home front in many countries. Planted in both private residences and public parks, Victory Gardens were vegetable, fruit and herb gardens meant to reduce pressure on the public food…
19: Joan Edwards - Pollinators • Nature’s First Responders
Apr 27 • 27 min
Joan Edwards is a Professor of Biology at Williams College where her research focuses on the evolution of plant-animal interactions—flower-pollinator associations and plant-herbivore interactions. In this episode, Joan talks about the fundamental role…
18 Part 2: Negotiating with Nature - The Film
Apr 6 • 26 min
To celebrate one year of Nature Revisited, we return to the podcast’s roots: Negotiating with Nature - The Film. Listen to an audio version of the compelling and deeply human documentary that examines how the widening disconnect with nature is shaping our…
18 Part 1: Negotiating with Nature - The Film
Apr 6 • 28 min
To celebrate one year of Nature Revisited, we return to the podcast’s roots: Negotiating with Nature - The Film. Listen to an audio version of the compelling and deeply human documentary that examines how the widening disconnect with nature is shaping our…
17: Dan Barmore - On the Road
Mar 16 • 25 min
There’s something to be said for cruising down the open road, taking in the sights and smells with the sun on your face, and two wheels between you and the ground. In this episode Stefan talks with his co-worker Dan Barmore, who finds freedom, meaning and…
16: The Experience of Place - Mitchell Silver & New York City’s Parks
Feb 24 • 22 min
The notion of what our city’s parks can and should be has been undergoing a dramatic makeover in recent years, and New York City is leading by example. NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J.Silver has over 30 years experience in planning and is…
15: Doug Tallamy - Nature’s Best Hope
Feb 4 • 26 min
Humans have destroyed natural habitat in so many places that local extinction is rampant and global extinction accelerating. This is a growing problem because it is the ecosystems around us that support us. Doug Tallamy is a professor of Entomology and…
14: Dan Snow - In The Company of Stone
Jan 13 • 24 min
Dan Snow is an assemblage artist specializing in site-generated, or locally sourced, natural materials. His dry stone constructions include a wide variety of functional as well as artistic sculptural works which fuse vanguard vision with old world…
13 Part 1: Aleskkya - Sacred Landscapes
Dec 21, 2019 • 28 min
Aleskkya is a multi-disciplined artist, designer, musician, and poet who has made a life of creating images in words and music. In this episode of Nature Revisited, Aleskkya recounts an unexpected mid-life awakening which led him from a ‘normal’ life of…
13 Part 2: Aleskkya - Readings & Music from ‘Snow on Water’
Dec 21, 2019 • 21 min
Part 2 of Nature Revisited Episode 13 continues with a selection of readings and music from Aleskkya’s ‘Snow on Water’. Aleskkya is a multi-disciplined artist, designer, musician, and poet who has made a life of creating images in words and music.
12: Scott Stokoe - Reframing Nature & Culture
Nov 25, 2019 • 25 min
Scott Stokoe is a Vermont-based ecological educator working with institutions to develop and expand their offerings in educating for sustainability through the creation of hands-on, applied learning experiences. In this episode, Scott explains how the…
11: Meg Lowman - Canopy Meg
Oct 29, 2019 • 27 min
Margaret Lowman aka ‘Canopy Meg’ has dedicated a lifetime of pioneering research into the hidden ecosystems of forest canopies found all over our home planet. As these imperiled marvels of nature enter an increasingly fragile state of balance, Meg is…
10: The Vermont Institute of Natural Science - Call of the Wild
Oct 8, 2019 • 26 min
The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is a nonprofit, environmental education, research, and avian rehabilitation organization in Quechee, Vermont. In this episode Stefan speaks with VINS Director Charles Rattigan, as well as other staff about…
9: Tori van Norden - Bird of the North
Sep 16, 2019 • 26 min
In this episode we meet Stefan van Norden’s daughter Tori, who shares her experiences with nature growing up and how they helped shape her as a person. She also discusses her generation’s perspective and outlook regarding the appreciation of nature and…
8: Joel Fry - Bartram’s Garden
Aug 26, 2019 • 28 min
Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1728 by botanist John Bartram, Bartram’s Garden is the oldest surviving botanic garden and arboretum in the United States. Join Curator Joel Fry as he talks about the rich past behind this national landmark and its…
7 Part 2: David A. Van Wie - Take Me To The River • In The Stream
Aug 6, 2019 • 22 min
David A. Van Wie is a former environmental professional turned writer & photographer who also has a passion for Fly Fishing. In this episode, David takes us to a trout stream near his home and walks us through the process of selecting flies and thinking…
7 Part 1: David A. Van Wie - Take Me To The River • On The Fly
Aug 6, 2019 • 21 min
David A. Van Wie is a former environmental professional turned writer & photographer who also has a passion for Fly Fishing. In this episode, David talks about the history of Fly Fishing and the theory and practice of tying flies. In preparation for Part…
6: Larry Doyle - Needleworker
Jul 16, 2019 • 20 min
Larry Doyle is an artist specializing in needlepoint who has mastered his craft over a lifetime of practice. In this episode, Larry shares his life experiences as an artist and how nature plays a central role in inspiring and informing his art. Nature…
5: Cheryl Charles - Children & Nature Network
Jun 23, 2019 • 23 min
In this episode Cheryl Charles, founder of the Children & Nature Network, talks about her work developing a worldwide movement to reconnect children and nature, as well as the profound effects nature can have on our physical and mental well-being. Nature…
4: Julia Plevin - The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing
May 27, 2019 • 21 min
Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, forest bathing is the act of spending intentional time in nature to promote health and well-being. Author Julia Plevin talks about her book ‘The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing’ and how reconnecting with…
3: Jeffery Reddick - A Painter Without A View
May 5, 2019 • 25 min
Jeffery Reddick is currently 30+ years into a life sentence for non-violent crimes in a North Carolina correctional facility. But he is not your run-of-the-mill inmate… Nature Revisited takes a glimpse inside the life of a man who has embraced the power…
2: David Culp - Brandywine Cottage & The Inevitable Garden
Apr 16, 2019 • 23 min
David Culp is creator of the gardens at Brandywine Cottage in Downington, Pennsylvania, and is a plantsman and gardener who has lectured nationwide for over 25 years. Stefan van Norden and Sean Clauson visited David on the production trail of the film…
1: Peter Hatch - Thomas Jefferson & Monticello
Mar 4, 2019 • 23 min
In this pilot installment of ‘Nature Revisited’, Peter Hatch, Emeritus Director of Gardens & Grounds at Monticello, expounds upon his decades of experience maintaining Thomas Jefferson’s legendary Virginia homestead - ‘Monticello’ and its expansive…