In Resilience Reflections we ask some of our contributors what it is that inspires their work, and what keeps them going.
Adrian Ayres Fisher works as a sustainability coordinator for a community college. She also writes and gives talks about sustainability and reconciliation ecology from a Midwestern point of view. Her home is in an inner-ring suburb of Chicago and she blogs at Ecological Gardening.
Adrian writes that the questions have been answered in between helping organizing and taking part in Earth Month activities, doing spring cleanup in my garden, starting seeds, forest preserve work. The photo was taken in late spring last year when she visited Bluff Spring Fen (Illinois), a former gravel quarry and dumping site now restored and maintained by volunteers.
Who/what has been your greatest inspiration? And why?
“Learn more systems thinking and ecology sooner, learn your home ecosystem better sooner, and don’t wait so long to start growing vegetables.”
“What gives me hope is meeting and reading or hearing about all the people all over the world from so many cultures who are working in so many ways to help ecosystems recover…”