Woods & Wilds: The Podcast | Art is Healing

An Interview with Georgie Nakima about how art is healing.  JOIN DOGWOOD ALLIANCE AND SLAYTHEMIC AS WE BRING TALES OF CONNECTIONS TO NATURE AND MUSIC TO YOU. This week our hosts Erniko Brown and Kimala Luna from Dogwood Alliance and Elizabeth Lashay from SlayTheMic talk with Georgie Nakima about the importance of visual representation, doing your best imperfectly, and […]

Woods & Wilds: The Podcast Episode 9

Join Dogwood Alliance and SlaytheMic as we collaborate to bring tales of connections to nature and music to you. This week our hosts Kimala Luna from Dogwood Alliance and Elizabeth Lashay from SlayTheMic talk with artist Allison Maria Rodriguez about her artwork and how she creates immersive experiential spaces to challenge conventional ways of understanding the world. Be sure […]

Woods & Wilds: Thank you for being magical

These days, I notice many people viewing our forests in terms of value and function. I stress about what it means to defend these invaluable resources from destruction. For good reason! We are in dire times and great shifts must take place to focus on the health and well-being of our planet and our people. […]

Forest Friday with Luke Cannon

I met Luke Cannon near Bent Creek for our Forest Friday hike. Luke has over 20 years experience as a naturalist, teacher, and student and is the founder of Astounding Earth. There was a notable chill in the air, but the sun was out, and it was a beautiful day for a hike. Bent Creek […]

Forest Friday: Me and Ali McGhee

I was so excited to have Ali McGhee with me for Forest Friday. Not only is Ali the Director of the Asheville Grit and worked with us to make Dogwood Alliance’s 20 year anniversary the incredible storytelling festival of our dreams, but Ali is also a true Asheville native and was born and raised here. She has always had a deep connection to the land in these parts.