Tree with Golden Apples
Part of Edinburgh Tradfest
(Fri 5 May: 7:30pm)
With joy, beauty and humour, traditional cultures have storied nature as a treat for our wounded world. Whether showing us love between Sun and Earth in the Zuni Creation, divine life among the roots of Yggdrasil the Nordic tree of life, or why plants became healing medicines; traditional ecological knowledge reveals life preserving wisdom as well as profound scientific insights in world myths.
Join us for an evening of live storytelling from Susan Strauss (Oregon, USA), who may share tales of bees, the earth worm, seed diversity, and the value of birds and predators with stories selected from Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Native American, African and Nordic sources.
Several of these stories will be drawn from Susan’s newest book Tree With Golden Apples: Botanical & Agricultural Wisdom in World Myth.
Image credit Gretta Johnson