The Education portion of Laudato Si’ website will offer information surrounding Care for Our Common Home, including book titles, articles, Youtube links, TED talks, and other media offerings.  In addition, programming at Shalom Spirituality Center will be presented.

January 2023

Do trees talk with one another?

In Suzanne Simard’s book Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest you can find out! She brings us into the intimate world of the trees, sharing the fascinating and vital truths–that trees are not simply the source of timber or pulp, but are a complicated, interdependent circle of life; that forests are social, cooperative creatures connected through underground networks by which trees communicate their vitality and vulnerabilities with communal lives not that different from our own.

Check your library or find her book here:

Suzanne also gave a TED talk, How Trees Talk to Each Other. “A forest is much more than what you see,” says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery — trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes.