PLANT – People Learning About Nature Together
PLANT Group is a network of environmentalists and social entrepreneurs, working to help build the framework of a shared, sustainable future. Plantr is our blog where we geek out about technology, the environment, and our philosophy.
Our core team includes environmental scientists, horticulturists, engineers, architects, farmers, artists, planners, and tech gurus. We work to build change through a combination of media, research, consulting, and development projects – with members throughout the United States and Latin America.
A central part of our core mission is environmental education. In the spirit of John Dewey, we believe that young people can gain immense knowledge through direct experience with the natural world. We also know that any realistic sustainable future — a world where food demands are met locally, and where negative human impacts on ecosystems are minimized — can only be possible if our future leaders learn how to become ecological problem solvers.
Nature never became a toy to a wise spirit. The flowers, the animals, the mountains, reflected the wisdom of his best hour as much as they had delighted the simplicity of his childhood.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson