Plants are at the heart of our lives. They allow us to breathe, they build the foundations of our cities through agriculture and make up the literal walls of our homes. Where would we be without these wonderful beings that take part in our everyday lives? Its hard to say, but we would most likely live in a less beautiful and fulfilling world.
Plants are beings of consciousness. Though they move and grow at slower rates than people and animals do, they still have intelligence behind their actions. They actively search for food in new places, work with other plants and even fungi to build better ecosystems, and they have evolved complex chemicals and features to attract bees, birds, and yes, even people. When it comes to protecting these wonderful slow moving beings, who is there to stand up and defend them? That is where Steve Andrews comes into the scene.
Steve Andrews otherwise known as the Bard of Ely is a man of many talents. He is a writer, author, journalist, singer-songwriter, public speaker, poet, and naturalist. He has written a number of books on the subject of Plants including Herbs of the Northern Shaman and Herbs of the Sun, Moon, and Planets, both of which were published by Moon Books. He also has a number of music videos and songs that he has produced that include themes of environmental activism. His newest song extends past plants and is about the plastics in the ocean and bringing attention to it. His song is called Where Does All The Plastic Go.
In this episode, we speak with Steve about his work with plants, how he fell in love with plants, and what his current passions are. It was great having him on the show and hopefully, you will learn a lot as I did about Steve and his amazing view of plants and his passions for saving the planet.
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