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Dark Cloud Country: The 4 Relationships of Regeneration (Paperback)
A 2022 National Indie Excellence Winner in NATURE and Finalist in ENVIRONMENT.
"If there were a poet laureate of holistic management, his name would be Daniel Griffith." -Allan Savory, President and Co-Founder of the Savory Institute and Author of Holistic Management.
From Next Generation Book awardee Daniel Firth Griffith erupts a groundbreaking collection about the WILDING of the regenerative agriculture movement.
Part mystical stories and poems where trees talk and briars walk, part lyrical studies of mathematics and art, Dark Cloud Country is a pioneering portrait of the WILD in and around us.
In Dark Cloud Country, Griffith debuts a new paradigm for WILDING-what he calls the Four Relationships: chaos, bounds, art, and singularity. Instead of offering us regenerative practices, Griffith's Four Relationships invites us to open our minds to transform the way we think so that our community with Mother Earth becomes elevated from dominance to reciprocity-a journey that begins by dropping your shears and opening your ears; one that begins by taking off your shoes. Here, in the sacred and reawakening heart of the wild, a love story of Creation emerges and a mythology centered around the singularity of spirit and matter, of the human heart and the heart of the world, transforms our once drought-stricken dirt into rain-stained magnificence. "Regeneration, if it is about anything at all, is about getting off your bum and dancing until the rains come," writes Griffith.
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"An impassioned celebration of life in all its complex wonderment." -James Canton, Author of The Oak Papers and Grounded
"If you relish poetic writing, if you are in awe of existence ever in the process of creating, and if you delight in beauty, mystery, and wonder, you will dance with Daniel through the four relationships of regeneration-chaos, bounds, art, and singularity-as Dark Cloud Country delights your mind and dazzles your spirit." -Fred Provenza, Author of Nourishment
"Dark Cloud Country captivates us and stirs our souls. I finished the book yearning for more but realizing that I could find more simply by embracing life " -Gabe Brown, Author of Dirt to Soil
"Dark Cloud Country is written in a language that digs through the innermost being, like a sacred encounter-the kind your keep closed somewhere special in your heart. Griffith's words are a great call, a nudge, a whisper, and a tap on the shoulder for all of us to remember the essence of regeneration: a beautiful story." -Precious Phiri, Co-Founder of Igugu Trust, African Coordinator for Regeneration International, educator and farmer in Hwange Community, Zimbabwe
"An eco-poet and philosopher, Griffith's ecstatic imaginings and lyrical prose don't just live on the page, they pulse in the body. Reading Dark Cloud Country is like watching a murmuration of starlings. The mind swerves. Dives. Rises. It travels to surprising places. The heart too." -Mary Reynolds Thompson, Author of Reclaiming the Wild Soul and A Wild Soul Woman
"With Dark Cloud Country, Griffith has written prose that equals the wild itself-an entangled whole that is ever growing and only yielding fruit if the reader lets go of their illusion of being able to control its aliveness." -Andreas Weber, Author of The Biology of Wonder and Matter and Desire