At Walden Pond

At Walden Pond

The colours of the trees are vibrant in the strong sunlight, set off against a deep blue sky on a clear October day.  Walden Pond is where Henry David Thoreau built a cabin in the woods ‘by his own hand’ in order to get closer to nature.  The site he chose is a flat spot in a dip just above the pond, sheltered on three sides by slightly higher land.  The site is marked with a set of granite pillars indicating the outline of the cabin, and through the trees you can get a view of the water. The peace

Looking for the Lomas

Looking for the Lomas

Last week, John Powell was in Peru attending the XVII Biennial IASC Conference, entitled ‘In Defense of the Commons: Challenges, Innovation, and Action’. As ever, John has been blogging and here he details one of the field trips he went on to the Lomas hills on the outskirts of Lima.