The Living Bridges

September 11, 2021

Quote of the Week

"The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit." - Ancient Proverb

The Living Bridges Of Meghalaya

This week we take a look at an inspiring example of humans working in harmony with nature. The northeast Indian state of Meghalaya is possibly the wettest place on earth. In these rainforests, bridges are not built - they are grown - from ancient roots and vines of trees stretched horizontally across rivers and streams. These bridges cannot be built in a lifetime, but once completed, will last for centuries. Sustainable living architecture that will live and grow for generations to come. [Watch Video]

Reading Corner

Title: The Wisdom Of Trees
By: Lita Judge
Age: 6+

With lush illustrations, poems, and accessible scientific information, The Wisdom of Trees by Lita Judge is a fascinating exploration of the hidden communities trees create to strengthen themselves and others.

We clean the air and seed the clouds, we drench the thirsty land with rain. We are like wizards.

The story of a tree is a story of community, communication, and cooperation. Although trees may seem like silent, independent organisms, they form a network buzzing with life: they talk, share food, raise their young, and offer protection. Trees thrive on diversity, learn from their ancestors, and give back to their communities. Trees not only sustain life on our planet—they can also teach us important lessons about patience, survival, and teamwork.

Be the Change

Hug a tree with a lot of love and gratitude :)