Alana’s life became a prayer for the healing of our Earth, grounded by the actions of harvesting and planting seeds of hope, both metaphorically and physically. Now exposed to yearly disasters resulting from climate change, we can no longer deny Mother Nature’s urgent wake up calls. Applying inspiration in action, practices like permaculture, can help mitigate the planet’s global warming when practiced on any scale. This includes activities from back yard composting to enrich soil while sinking carbon, to planting food forests in urban areas, to supporting tropical reforestation tropical projects, where trees grow quickly. And it requires due diligence to know which activities are the most effective use of our time, energy and dollars. Sometimes a quick solution––to click on a website to plant a tree, or even pay a dollar––is just a placebo. We must learn how to discern which projects actually apply sound practices. They don’t always come in bright, shiny packages. For the next hour Alana will give you tools to uncover innate seeds of potential still lying dormant within you. Plant them in the tilled soil of your clear minded intention, while using the manure of current world circumstances to stimulate new growth!
• Hope – Even when it appears that all is lost, it’s just a clue that what you seek is still waiting to be uncovered.
• Discernment – Learn how to dig for truth, then trust your body’s wisdom to sort through the information you’ll find.
• Resources – You’ll get a list of some of the most inspiring projects, organizations and videos that can nourish your own process of growth.
ALANA LEA is a voice for the rainforest. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Alana moved to the US as a baby. She cultivated her passion for the plant kingdom over forty years: as a landscaper in Puerto Rico, a nursery and plant shop owner in Oregon, and a reforestation project coordinator in Brazil. Her botanical art has been exhibited at the Bruce Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Smithsonian Institution and Museum of Natural History. In 2008 she committed to use these tools to benefit the planet. The resulting project has replaced 6,000 native species trees in a degraded rainforest.