Song 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.

Song 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.

What’s on my mind right now:

The First Quarter Moon lies with the heart of our galaxy tonight. The moon at 25 Sagittarius will cross the galactic plane, the mean center of the disc of our Milky Way galaxy, early on the morning of October 2, 2022.

October 1, 2022, 7:58 pm, Eastern Daylight time, the first quarter moon aligns at 25 Sagittarius, less than ten hours from crossing the galactic plane at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy.

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