- Organic Natural Fiber – Palm Frond, Hemp and Organic Cotton
- Low-impact Manufacturing
- Dyes that are Safe for People and the Environment
- Fair Trade and Labor
- Sustainable Business Practices
Markets and Festivals !
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There is a magical essence to creating my store in a new location each day. By following the ION mobile store, customers learn about unique community events throughout Florida. They not only experience a new neighborhood but mingle with different people while purchasing ION products.
Twenty years ago - on Earth Day, as many of you know, I guided a group of trusting women from North Clearwater Beach onto Caladesi Island. We explored the three mile - seldom traveled - nature trail through beach scrub, pine flatwoods, and a hardwood oak hammock. Unfolding the story of Myrtle Scharrer Betz began my own exploration of Great Women Exploring Nature and How Wild Florida Influenced Their Lives.
It's Our Nature was - as I call it - "re-invented" a number of times. Guiding hikes and gentle kayak trips to Full Moon Walks with T'ai Chi. "Moving in the Rhythm of Nature" playshops with amazing co-facilitators. Creating the concept of "Healthy-Wear for People Who Care" and getting to know the wonderful companies dedicated to sustainability and social justice - Tula Hats, Earth Creations, Syracuse Cultural Workers, Cottonfield USA and Maggie's Organics. Pulling off a "Green Fashion Show" at the Miami Super Bowl and partnering with remarkable Nature's Food Patch. To name just a few collaborations and fellow warriors I had the pleasure to work with.
The cycle of change speaks to me clearly. This time it means stepping away from my beloved It's Our Nature as I know it. It will involve exploring more, writing more, and teaching more. To achieve this I must transfer the ION Product side to new guides who will keep it alive and thriving in its vision.
I am eternally grateful for the support, love and friendship I have felt from all of you who traveled with me on this magical journey. If you have the inclination to stay connected, please sign up for the ION Newsletter.
The World Offers Itself to Your Imagination
Calls to You like the Wild Geese - Harsh and Exciting --
Over and Over - Announcing Your Place
In the Family of Things
The book combines history, travel ideas, nature awareness and art. The reader will discover how a thread of Florida's wild nature wove itself into the lives of ten women. This connection is examined in the stories of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mina Miller Edison, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Zora Neale Hurston, Myrtle Scharrer Betz, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Jackie Cochran, Rachel Carson and Marjorie Harris Carr. Author Linda Taylor developed the idea for this book from her experience of guiding women on nature adventures in the Tampa Bay area through her company It’s Our Nature®.
Each chapter begins with a stunning calligraphy quote sketched by artist Linda Renc and then summarized in a map of Florida establishing a sense of place for each woman. The cover is the work of Bill Renc. Linda and Bill Renc are co-owners of Painted Fish Gallery. Prints and Notecards are available.
To blend our wellness with the health of our earth. To move our bodies through nature is a moving meditation that engages all the senses. Our body and mind connect with the landscape around us. The rhythm of our movement can matche the waves of the shore or the sway of the palms. We smell the pine, taste the salt, hear the osprey, feel the wind, and see the blue behind the puff of clouds. This simplicity creates clarity – and our body moves with ease. Experience Full Moon Walks with T’ai Chi on the beach and other seasonal experiences.
- Speaking Service - Could your program use the following presentation addition...
- How nature fits into our lives...
- Finding work that grows from your passions
- Discovering a niche market for your service
- The unique balance of eco-tourism
- Bring It’s Our Nature “Playshops” onto your site for a day or as a regular offering.
- Improve the Eco-Friendliness of your property, resort, school, or business
- Training Staff for a special event
Educate your staff for a few hours or through-out the year on guiding nature-based activities.
Call Linda Taylor, for cost and availability of these eco-consulting services