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This new video produced by the Wildcraft Forest Foundation has Don Elzer talking about Okanagan Plateau areas providing rich opportunities for logging. He describes the need for a new approach to stewardship which expands the need for riparian areas.

The Mother Tree Hub assists individuals with their efforts to dwell closer to nature and to develop enterprise that both rewilds nature and delivers ongoing regenerative stewardship.

At the Mother Tree Hub we consider that food, medicine and shelter security are directly related to the health and regeneration of nature and her wildlands. This integration depends on tangible relationships between people and nature. The work of the Mother Tree Hub includes aspects of wildlands and habitat recovery, regenerative agriculture and agroforestry, technology and education, and the creation and production of new foods, medicines and shelter.

All of this effort places the needs of nature first.

About Us – Learn about the Wildcraft Forest Foundation and the various initiatives we deliver here in British Columbia and beyond.

Incubator – Learn about our social enterprise cells and how we develop small businesses and non-profit efforts.

Projects – Explore our various special projects and partnerships.

Tools – We provide many tools which can be downloaded so that you can learn about nature, Mother Trees and a regenerative approach to stewardship.

Library – Visit our library section where there are articles, downloads and videos about a regenerative approach to stewardship.

News – Explore our latest news to find out whats current at the Mother Tree Hub and the Wildcraft Forest.

The Forest Almanac – Visit our online magazine to explore the current state of our forests both locally and globally.

The Mother Tree Hub is supported by the Wildcraft Forest Foundation, School and Extension Services which seek to develop leadership within individuals and encourages small footprint lifestyle options while creating forms of social enterprise that links nature with agriculture, medicine and services which support a living Sanctuary Forest.

The Mother Tree Hub
An information portal produced by the Wildcraft Forest Foundation with support from the Regional District of the North Okanagan Conservation Fund; the David Suzuki Foundation and other community supporters.

The Wildcraft Forest Foundation offers skills, insights and
inspiration for creating good stewardship and positive change.

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Nature Deficit Disorder Feature - Part 2:
Invisible Forests and Plant Blindness

Removing nature from our everyday lives has reached epidemic proportions as human civilization has become more urbanized. This is causing us to actually lose sight of both trees and the forest. This element of nature deficit disorder is called “plant blindness” and it represents an informally-proposed form of cognitive bias, which in its broadest meaning, is a human tendency to ignore plant species. This includes such phenomena as not noticing plants in the surrounding environment, not recognizing the importance of plant life to the whole biosphere and to human affairs, a philosophical view of plants as an inferior form of life compared to animals and/or the inability to appreciate the unique features or aesthetics of plants.

Read this special feature about Plant Blindness about Plant Blindness about Plant Blindness


If you believe that you might benefit from the Mother Tree Hub and you are willing to expand your relationship with nature please contact us.

Contact our office by email at the Sanctuary Forest Network: services(at)

Or you can call the Wildcraft Forest on our direct line at:
Nature Deficit Disorder Feature - Part 1:
Finding the Wild Child Within

Are we creating a cultural framework that becomes less caring about nature which might then allow for more natural resource extraction and destruction to take place? Dr. Rhonda Clements surveyed 830 mothers, mostly born between 1960 and 1980, and asked about how much time they spent in nature as children; 76% of the mothers said they were outdoors every day Monday-Sunday, but when the same question was asked about their children only 26% said their children spent time outside every day. When asked why their children were not enjoying the outdoors as often, the parents said that safety, injury, and fear of crime were the reasons that restricted their children from more outdoor play.

This research did not, however, address causes of nature-deficit disorder per se, instead focusing solely on changes in outdoor play.

Explore the issue of Nature Deficit Disorder