News and Updates

Efficiency and Conservation

Author: Darla Loomis

Some interesting facts and tips about efficiency and conservation


Sustainable Agriculture

Author: Darla Loomis

Some interesting facts about sustainability in agriculture


Seattle 2015

Author: Martin Brendecke

Seattle-mandalaSeattle community has been participating in many ecological activities including taking a road and ferry trip to Double Bluff Beach where we made sand art on the beach; weeding around the "Compost Droids"; planting trees; inner tubing in the Methow River; and facilitating a presentation by Paul Stamets who gave a presentation of how fungi connect everything on earth.  


Norwood 2015

Author: Gabriela Ranzi

group picture backpacking colorado 2015As the Monitor of the New Enchantment, during our 19th Annual Campout, I worked toward some specific things we could all do to lighten our ecological footprint and invited campers to participate in a “Zero Waste Campout Initiative”. We raised the bar and challenged ourselves to drastically reduce, reuse, recycle, and rethink how we camp, so we would have less trash into our landfills during our few days of camping. The end result was an 80% decrease in landfill trash. We also had a educational talk about edible plants and nature’s abundance.


Sante Fé 2015

Author: Akasha Grace

A collaboration with New Enchantment, Mother Earth Restoration Trust, and The Tracking Project.
Santa Fe 2015The work of the “Four People” continued in September with an invitation by Jeffrey Bronfman and John Stokes (from the Tracking project) to come to New Mexico and participate in a series of gatherings.santa fe four peoples event


Fall Aspen Hike and Guided Nature Tour, Sante Fé 2013

By Michael Wright

Nature Guide: David Groeneveld PhD Biology/Hydrology 

A group of 12 people met at the Aspen Vista parking lot n September 22nd, 2013 at 11 o’clock in the morning. Aspen Vista is a gorgeous hiking area high up on the Santa Fe National Forest road that goes to the ski basin.


Scholarship Update

from Manoel da Sliva, Rio Branco Brasil

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In 2010-2012, New Enchantment provided a scholarship for Manoel Gomes da Silva to attend a 2-year Environmental Management certificate course in Rio Branco, Brazil. He has successfully completed this course and sent a letter describing the positive impact these studies have provided.


Maui - The Sacred Space that Unfolds Between the Worlds

by David Harel

Maui is a special place. We were taught that the original name for Maui was “Ka ihi ka pa lau (o) maewa” which means "the sacred space that unfolds between the worlds" As you can imagine, there is much depth in the Hawaiian perception of reality and nature. It's a critical mistake to write these ancient people off as 'primitive' or unsophisticated. Far from it, they are formidably profound and so is the land that they live on.


Maui - The Bowl of Light

by Majida Thalji & Roger Humphrey

Participating in the inaugural planting was a gift. To learn of the ancient people who first arrived to these islands - a civilization that had a spiritual reverence for all, which practiced being in harmony with the natural kingdoms: minerals, plants, animals, and other people - is to better understand the essence and meaning of ALOHA.


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