“…Earth is calling us to return”

My experience at Narrow Ridge helped me to realize that I have been missing out on nature my whole life. Our selfish attempt to make human life as convenient as possible has resulted in the waste and misuse of our resources. Before Narrow Ridge, I didn’t know I could give my food scraps back to the Earth. All I knew were the waste sites. I didn’t know that my lights can be powered by the Earth. All I knew was nuclear. I didn’t realize our true medicine came from the Earth. All I knew were chemicals. I didn’t realize how much we have depended on ourselves and refused the assistance of the Earth, harming it in the process. With global warming, depleted resources, and tainted agriculture, I believe we should realize that the Earth is calling us to return. 

-Melissa Emmanuel