Episode 26

Published on:

13th Apr 2024

Action and Collaboration (a compilation)

This episode is a compilation of segments of hopeful, local stories from some previous Shared Ground conversations, as well as an update about the newly formed Lichen Camp, which protects an area of old growth forest at Goldsmith Lake in Annapolis County, within the Kespukwitk District of Mi’kma’ki. 

You’ll hear wisdom and inspiration from Katherine Barrett, Shawn Feener, Teresa Quilty, Nina Newington, Rob Bright as well as several forest protectors at the Last Hope Camp. 

Following are the full episodes from which these segments originated (in order of appearance)

Inspiration from a Community Food Forest

Save Our Old Forests: A Conversation with Rob Bright

Forest Protection and Community Care with Nina Newington

Celebration and Reflection; onward to Last Hope Campaign!


Ne'ata'q Food Forest website , facebook page

Save Our Old Forests (SOOF) website , Facebook and Instagram

hashtag #saveouroldforests

Friends of Goldsmith Lake Wilderness Area on Facebook

Interview on CBC Info Morning with Nina Newington about Lichen Camp 

Some upcoming Earth Day events (2024):

April 20:

Build compost and soil from yard waste at Ne'ata'q, The Food Forest in Lunenburg

April 21: 

SOOF Soup Sunday & Earth Day Celebration in Centrelea

Citizen Science Workshop (Part 1) @ The Wooden Monkey in Halifax

Find all upcoming SOOF events here

Note from Nina regarding support for Lichen Camp and Goldsmith Lake:

We welcome campers, visitors and donations. Please email lichencamp AT gmail.com.

Please, write to Minister Halman, minister.environment AT novascotia.ca and Minister Rushton, minnrr AT novascotia.ca . Join us in calling on the government to grant the proposed Goldsmith Lake Wilderness Area interim protection from logging, road building and any other industrial activity while decisions are made about which areas will be protected permanently as part of the province’s commitment to protect 20% of the province by 2030.  

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About the Podcast

Shared Ground
for thriving forests
Meet knowledge holders, foresters, naturalists, activists, scientists, visionaries, and outdoorsy people of all stripes to share delight in the wonders of forest ecosystems.
We talk about issues of forestry, conservation and interconnected topics, and discover sustainable, ecological, respectful ways of relating to the forest.
Maintaining and regenerating forest ecosystems is one of the most important necessities of our time, and contributes to everything from carbon sequestration to healthy children.

Join Amanda Bostlund as she meets with various folks in Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia) and beyond to talk about forests as our shared ground, for all species, humans and not. We explore the incredible value of thriving forests, methods and mindsets for their protection, and regenerative solutions for how we interact with and within them.

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