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Nature Revisited is a podcast that explores our relationship with the natural world. It consists of interviews, stories, and discussions that highlight the notion that nature is not a place one goes to, but rather a place one is already a part of - that We Are Nature.


 
 

Episode 1: Peter Hatch - Thomas Jefferson & Monticello

In this pilot installment of Nature Revisited, Peter Hatch expounds upon his decades of experience maintaining Thomas Jefferson’s legendary Virginia homestead - Monticello and its expansive gardens. Rare insights along with an intimate perspective into the life of one of America’s most beloved Founding Fathers makes this first episode an indispensable listen.


Episode 2: David Culp - Brandywine Cottage & The Inevitable Garden

David Culp is creator of the gardens at Brandywine Cottage in Downington, Pennsylvania, and is a plantsman and gardener who has lectured nationwide for over 25 years. Stefan van Norden and Sean Clauson visited David on the production trail of the film Negotiating with Nature to talk with him about his personal & philosophical approach to the act of gardening and its inevitability across the human experience.


Episode 3: Jeffery Reddick - A Painter Without A View

Jeffery Reddick is currently 30+ years into a life sentence for non-violent crimes in a North Carolina correctional facility. But he is not your run-of-the-mill inmate… Nature Revisited takes a glimpse inside the life of a man who has embraced the power of his memories of nature, together with his love of painting to transport himself beyond the confines of incarceration, touching the lives of some surprising people along the way. Author Gordon Hayward offers additional insights from a decade of correspondence with Jeffery.


Episode 4: Julia Plevin - The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing

Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, forest bathing is the act of spending intentional time in nature to promote health and well-being. Author Julia Plevin talks about her book 'The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing' and how reconnecting with the natural world can be a way to restore calm, creativity and balance to one's life.


Episode 5: Cheryl Charles - Children & Nature Network

In this episode Cheryl Charles, founder of the Children & Nature Network, talks about her work developing a worldwide movement to reconnect children and nature, as well as the profound effects nature can have on our physical and mental well-being.


Episode 6: Larry Doyle - Needleworker

Larry Doyle is an artist specializing in needlepoint who has mastered his craft over a lifetime of practice. In this episode, Larry shares his life experiences as an artist and how nature plays a central role in inspiring and informing his art.


Episode 7 Part 1: David Van Wie -  Take Me To The River • On The Fly

David A. Van Wie is a former environmental professional turned writer & photographer who also has a passion for Fly Fishing. In this episode, David talks about the history of Fly Fishing and the theory and practice of tying flies. In preparation for Part 2 of the episode, David ties an assortment of flies that he will put to use in a nearby trout stream.

Episode 7 Part 2: David Van Wie -  Take Me To The River • In The Stream

In this episode, David takes us to a trout stream near his home and walks us through the process of selecting flies and thinking like a fish in order to catch one. He also talks about his new book, 'Storied Waters'.


Episode 8: Joel Fry - Bartram's Garden

Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1728 by botanist John Bartram, Bartram's Garden is the oldest surviving botanic garden and arboretum in the United States. Join Curator Joel Fry as he talks about the rich past behind this national landmark and its important place in American history.


Episode 9: Tori van Norden - Bird of the North

In this episode we meet Stefan van Norden's daughter Tori, who shares her experiences with nature growing up and how they helped shape her as a person. She also discusses her generation's perspective and outlook regarding the appreciation of nature and the looming climate crisis.


Upcoming Episodes…


 

Vermont Institute of Natural Science - Call of the Wild

Scott Stokoe - Reframing Nature and Culture

Dan Snow - In the Company of Stone

Philly’s Victory Gardens (Philadelphia)

Dan Barmore - On The Road

Jay Parini - The Poet’s Nature

Stefan van Norden - An Experience of Place