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Common Ground and Local Distinctiveness

The example of Maasi Weather Forecasting in Tanzania in The Traditional Knowledge Case Studies reminded me of one of my favourite environmental groups: Common Ground.

Common Ground's work is varied but can be based back to its tenant of "celebrate local distinctiveness". If we don't discover, care, and nurture about what makes a place unique, we will end up living in what has taken over most of North America: Generica.

Common Ground's magnum opus is a work called England in Particular and it contains some of the nature-based forecasting that's related to the entry on the Maasi weather knowledge.

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Comment by A.V.Koshy on April 30, 2010 at 1:39am
mita , you never cease to surprise me! great knowldge share
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Comment by Iyamuremye Jean de Dieu on May 4, 2010 at 12:17am
Excellent!

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