Keynote Speaker: Jarmo Jalava


Plural Paradigms: Using, Conserving and Revering Nature in Very Human Times

Ecologist, writer, singer-songwriter, botanist and birder, Jarmo Jalava, will share his perspectives on our relationship with Gaia at a time when it seems humans are both taking and losing control. Jarmo will draw on his lifetime of conservation work, spiritual practice and immersion in different cultures to stimulate thought and discussion about the local and global biodiversity crisis.¬† As Director of Ecosystem Recovery for the Carolinian Canada Coalition, Jarmo will also offer some straightforward ways in which forest gardeners can contribute to healthier ecosystems in Canada’s most biologically diverse and impacted landscape, the Carolinian life zone of Ontario.