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Forest Intelligence and Nature Walk
Kathryn Kolb leads this innovative walk in partnership with the Hambidge Center, the 600-acre North Georgia artist retreat center named after Jay Hambidge, who investigated the mathematic and geometric principles of aesthetic design in the early 1900s. His partner, Mary Crovatt Hambidge, became a weaver, employing his designs in her work, and established the center in 1934.
The event will consist of a mile walk along trails on the Hambidge Center grounds, discussing new research about the intelligence of trees and plants and other creatures. We’ll look at growth patterns that tell us how the forest and its myriad species interact with each other and respond to various challenges, “reading” the forest’s story, illustrated by what we find along our way.
At the event, information will be shared about the recently discovered root-fungi communication system , the “wood wide web,” and how some plants learned to change their behavior in scientific experiments designed for animals, and how plants employ the principles of quantum mechanics in photosynthesis.
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