COVID-19 and access to nature
Updated: Oct 1, 2020
The spread of the novel Coronavirus and the pandemic of Covid-19 has shifted a lot of our human patterns. While we no longer gather to hike together in festive groups or sit together in the woods drinking tea, as in the tradition of nature and forest therapy, there are many ways to stay connected with nature and with each other in this time.
One thing the pandemic continues to do is heighten many of the contradictions and inequalities in our society. Access to nature is one of these areas of inequality that becomes even more evident under shelter-in-place restrictions. Whether you have a trail out your back door or a view of a tree from a window, we can hear the invitation of nature to connect and slow down.