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The Urgent Call of Nature

The Urgent Call of Nature
Most of us crave being able to spend time in a forest, or by the sea, or even in our garden if we’re lucky enough to have one. Yet in a world that’s increasingly noisy, dirty, crowded and manmade, doing so is getting harder and harder. In fact in 2008, for the first time in our history, there were more people living in cities than in the countryside, the upshot being that a significant percentage of the population now suffer from ‘nature deficit disorder’.

The term was coined by Richard Louv, journalist and author whose books Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder explore our growing disconnect with Mother Earth, the negative impact this is having on our mind, body and spirit; and what, if anything, we can do about it.

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