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Monday, February 21, 2011

European Tree of the Year

Through the trees we help people find their way to nature and each other.

Choose one of the candidates from 
Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia, 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

homegrown revolution

Winter time... Gardeners are half-hibernating, searching through gardening books, dreaming of spring...

Time to watch some inspiring videos... I found this great one on

Thursday, February 3, 2011

the keeper of the wilderness

Continuing with the theme of preserving ancient forests and natural habitats of wild animals, let me take you for a virtual walk through the Silent Valley of the Slovak mountains - the Tatras. Here, in the heart of Europe, an isolated fortress of true wilderness has been restored after 40 years of no interventions by humans. Meet the bears, the wolves, the mountain goats...

The trailer is in Slovak but the images speak for themselves

The DVD with English, French, German and Polish subtitles can be ordered at info@arollafilm.com

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

help save ancient forests of England - petition

"So often described as our equivalent to the rainforest, ancient woodland is defined as a habitat of extraordinary continuity which stretches back hundreds - even thousands - of years. Ancient woods therefore are fragile and highly sensitive to change - and are irreplaceable."