About this site
This site has been developed to honour and record Val Plumwood’s life and work, and her contribution to healing our relationship with nature, and each other.
It also allows the broad community of people who knew Val to share their stories so we can more fully know who this remarkable woman was, in all her guises; friend, philosopher, gardener, crocodile messenger, defender of the forests, lover of nature, critic, Plumwood forest protector, writer, thinker, mentor, communicator with nature, and many more.
Please send me your stories (and pictures, podcasts, papers, articles, poems, links, in fact anything you have) – and I will try and do justice to them by recording them on this site (look under Pages or Categories on this site). Also, send me comments on what kinds of things you would like to see on this site.
Note: To leave a comment on this site you will need to enter your name and email (this is to protect the site from getting lots of spam.)
My name is Peter Brandis. Val Plumwood had a great influence on my thinking about the intersection of nature and culture, and the cultural change required for both to be protected from the many degrading influences. I had a weekend with Val in late 2007 at her place at Plumwood Moutain, where we shared our stories, and we worked on some tasks in the garden. I have always wondered why Val was so little known in the environmental movement, in which I work. So we had planned to run courses together on various topics, including something we called nature dialogues. I have created this site to provide a legacy for Val’s work. Let me know what you think about this site.
More info on my blog site!