This film presents simple knowledge gained about managing a woodland to increase biodiversity but learning from the forest itself.
This is the principle of Close to Nature forestry prosilvaeurope.org- a form of biomimicry where foresters copy natural processes such a s natural regeneration and decay to create permanent, biodiverse, multi-aged vibrant and resilient forests . Much of Ireland's woodland knowledge is long since lost - but I think that our sustainable futures must look back to nature - 'the future has an ancient heart'.
Filmed in my small forest in-the-making in Co. Carlow, Ireland, see more at ecoartfilm.com where I am is converting a 20 yr conifer monoculture plantation into a permanent, mixed species forest following Close to Nature continuous cover, permanent forestry methods.
Close to Nature forestry is a form of biomimicry where foresters learn from the forest.
"Thank you so much for your fantastic videos. They are deeply moving in their simplicity... a very clear way of communicating this huge catastrophe on an intimate scale.' Kevin Buckland, Art Ambassador, 350.org 2010.
This film was selected for Irish Co. Carlow Eigse 2009 Film Programme, The Norman Gallery, Jun 09; selected for 2009 Irish Green Party Youtube Film Award
In 2010 Cathy returned to art college to research experimental ecocinema in theory and practice, ecoartfilm.wordpress.com and continues to focus on her small forest. She has also worked on bringing sustainable forestry into national green party policy in Ireland
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