For Love of Appalachia

Called by The Nature Conservancy one of the three most important regions in the world for tackling climate change and conserving biodiversity.

Listen to Katy Morikawa wherever you get your podcasts.

For Love of Appalachia

Called by The Nature Conservancy — one of the three most important regions in the world for tackling climate change and conserving biodiversity.

Listen to Katy Morikawa wherever you get your podcasts.

Writer, philosopher, artist, activist, amateur gardener, apprentice naturalist, ardent advocate for Appalachian biodiversity and ecological restoration worldwide.

~ Katy Morikawa, naturalized citizen of Appalachia; Blacksburg H. S. Class of 1986; B.A. Religion, University of Hawaii at Manoa; M.A. Counseling Psychology–Somatics, California Institute of Integral Studies; currently residing in Floyd, Virginia.

Latest Episodes

Benefits of Healthy Ecosystems

What is the value of an intact ecosystem? Why should somebody who is struggling to make ends meet in their land management change what they’re doing? When will they reap…
A view from a ridge top in Floyd

Appalachian Biodiversity

This post is based on a presentation I made to Sustain Floyd on Appalachian Biodiversity. It was my pitch for them to take on conservation and ecology issues here in…
Ocelot, photo by Leonardo Prest Mercon Ro, licensed via iStock

Remember the Ocelot

Extinctions and endangered species are on my mind this week. Who have we lost? And what are we poised to lose? The monarch butterfly flutters top of mind, but so…

When You Heal the Earth, You Heal Yourself

Last year, the Siberian American shaman, Jade Grigori, gave me a key shamanic teaching: that when you seek to heal yourself, you must heal the Earth, because we are the…

Latest Episodes

Benefits of Healthy Ecosystems

What is the value of an intact ecosystem? Why should somebody who is struggling to make ends meet in their land management change what they’re doing? When will they reap…
A view from a ridge top in Floyd

Appalachian Biodiversity

This post is based on a presentation I made to Sustain Floyd on Appalachian Biodiversity. It was my pitch for them to take on conservation and ecology issues here in…
Ocelot, photo by Leonardo Prest Mercon Ro, licensed via iStock

Remember the Ocelot

Extinctions and endangered species are on my mind this week. Who have we lost? And what are we poised to lose? The monarch butterfly flutters top of mind, but so…

When You Heal the Earth, You Heal Yourself

Last year, the Siberian American shaman, Jade Grigori, gave me a key shamanic teaching: that when you seek to heal yourself, you must heal the Earth, because we are the…

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