Episode 18 of the Western Friend Podcast features an interview with Barbara Phillips, a lifetime botanist and a member of Flagstaff Friends Meeting. Barbara discusses her life-long fascination with the outdoors, what it means to be a botanist, and some of the challenges facing us and the planet in these complex times.
The “chapters” in this podcast:
01:14 On being a botanist
03:44 What botanists do
08:29 On change in the field
13:43 Does our work matter?
18:18 The importance of botany
30:32 Quakers and connecting with nature
35:16 Being a part, not apart
38:24 Our interconnectedness
41:39 Quakerism and slowing down
Click on the image below to listen to a short "sound bite" from this program.