Botanist, medical biochemist and author DIANA BERESFORD-KROEGER possesses a unique combination of western scientific training and an understanding of the knowledge and methods of a wide variety of traditional and alternative sources.
She works to bring a better understanding and appreciation of the scientific complexities of nature to the general public.
Beresford-Kroegers' concept of bio-planning challenges ordinary people to
develop a new relationship with the natural world, to view the environment as a biological system, and to perform the ecological task of replanting the
Her books include:
The Sweetness of a Simple Life,
The Global Forest,
Arboretum Borealis: A Lifeline of the Planet,
Arboretum America: A Philosophy of the Forest, and A Garden for Life.
Beresford-Kroeger was inducted as a Wings Worldquest fellow in 2010, she was elected as a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 2011, and in 2016 the Society named her one of 25 women explorers of Canada.
A feature documentary about her
work, the Canadian Screen Awards-nominated Call of the Forest: The
Forgotten Wisdom of Trees, appeared in 2017.
Her latest book is To Speak for the Trees: My Life’s Journey From Ancient Celtic Wisdom To a Healing Vision of the Forest.