World Environment Day: It’s Time for Nature
June 5th marks the United Nations annual celebration of World Environment Day. This year’s theme is “It’s time for Nature” and global citizens are being encouraged to care for Nature if they want to care for their health. Now the world is considering how to build back better in the wake of COVID-19 in a way that puts Nature at the center of health of the people and the planet.
One of the most profound ways to do this is by re-examining our food systems. The journey from the seed to the plate has the capacity to either harm the planet, or to heal it. Natural Agriculture recognizes that Nature has an innate capacity to heal, to grow and to adapt. When farmers and consumers take into consideration how they care for Nature, it becomes easier to find the solutions. Natural Agriculture teaches farmers to trust the wisdom of Nature and the Natural Law to guide their actions. This is how we should approach rebuilding communities.
When Nature is prioritized, heard, witnessed and listened to, many solutions will become clear. Nature being put first does not mean that human needs are no longer prioritized. In fact when the health of Nature is put first, the health and wellbeing of all living beings flourish, because they are an intrinsic part of Nature. Natural Agriculture teaches us that the more we invest in the planet, the more we are investing in ourselves, and generation to come. This year join Shumei International in celebrating World Environment Day. Now, more than ever, it’s time for Nature.