The Intelligence of Nature

The Intelligence of Nature

with Matthew Wood

Indigenous wisdom holds that the Earth is sentient and intelligence, now cutting-edge science is coming to the same conclusion. For example, when pine trees get over-heated, they release aerosols that create clouds to deflect solar radiation. Tobacco plants overrun by pests chemically enlist helper bugs to eat the pests. The field of Plant Intelligence (A.K.A Plant Neurobiology) shows that plants smell, taste, make clear choices, exhibit learned behavior, and share resources with the sick and needy.  When viewed through a Gaian lens even the coronavirus, which many believe is “not alive,” is highly intelligent, and just might have the capacity change the genetic code of every human on Earth.

VIDEO: Intelligence of Nature

Jolie speaks with Herbalist Matthew Wood about the Intelligence of Nature

The intelligence of nature extends far past individual and multiplies through the diverse community members (fungi, bacteria, viruses, animals) who team up in highly intelligent ecosystems. That’s pretty smart. Join Ethnobotanist and Deep ecologist Jolie Elan as we explore some mind-blowing discoveries in the fields of Deep Ecology and Plant Intelligence.

Discover the radical intelligence of our Nature.

Workshop Facilitators

Go Wild Institute - Matthew Wood

Workshop Facilitator:

Matthew Wood

Matthew Wood has been a practicing herbalist since 1982. He has helped tens of thousands of clients over the years, with many difficult health problems.  He is a member of the American Herbalists Guild (registered herbalist) and has earned his Masters of Science degree from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine (accredited by the University of Wales).

  • Matthew is known throughout the world as an excellent teacher of herbal medicine. He is also the author of eight acclaimed books on herbal medicine, published by North Atlantic Books, in Berkeley, CA including:
  • The Book of Herbal Wisdom (1998)
  • The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism (2004)
  • The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants (2008)
  • The Earthwise Repertory, The Definitive Practitioner’s Guide (2016)  

For more information on Matthew Wood see his website 

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