Teachers in the Forest
Babcock is one of Minnesota’s prominent voices for the environment, and in this collection he discusses what it’s like to live entirely off-grid, as a member of nature, and not above it. This is also a philosophical adventure, as Babcock discusses how traditional scientists and native American spiritual leaders have arrived at the same concept of protecting our environment, but by use of completely different methods, theories, and practices of living. He was recently featured in the documentary film: MEDICINE OF THE WOLF.
“While I lingered about the old village and the lake, with the water lapping on the shore and the wind whispering in the big pines, I felt for a moment that I was back in time among the Ojibwe families going about their business.” - Barry Babcock