Morning Earth

Rating: 5 stars   56 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment

Location: 8870-202nd St N Forest Lake MN 55025 USA

Mission: Urban people, especially children,are orphaned from Earth. Morning Earth helps reconnect them with their birth mother. Morning Earth's mission is to help people experience, cherish, and protect the natural Earth, through the arts of photography and poetry and through education in ecology, using two primary means: Morning Earth Photo/Poems which celebrate nature, written daily by John Caddy, delivered daily to subscribers by email, and posted on www.morning-earth.org/ Website education in ecology in extensive graphic and text versions. www.morning-earth.org/
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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

This is a beautiful image that is a prayer to my eyes each morning. The images are a song of harmony and praise. I like the poems; I love the pictures.

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my inbox each day. It lifts my spirits and tunes my day.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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3 people found this review helpful

Morning Earth is: interesting, thought-provoking, and profound. It wakes up my curiosity every morning. I love how John Caddy SEES things and connects us to his natural world. He always inspires me to see mine.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

sharing the Morning Earth website with K-12 teachers in professional development workshops. I have also shared some of John Caddy's writings and techniques.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

having a fresh insight every day accompanied by a photograph.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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It's become my mini-meditation each morning to read John's poems. He has a truly gifted way with words and I appreciate the opportunity to reflect on my place in the world and keep my connection with nature fresh and renewing.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

daily emails that buoy me up and give me a fresh perspective on things.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

put his material in every school in America.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the deep feelings it helps me stay in touch with.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach more people. I especially support his programs for youth; they are sorely in need of this source of connection and wisdom.

Ways to make it better...

(can't think of a thing!)

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding to support these excellent programs.

One thing I'd also say is that...

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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I am so amazed at John's photographs. He gives the ordinary creatures the majesty they deserve, and put us in touch with the earth when some days you do not get there. The poetry is a fitting companion.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my daily life

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it available to all schoolchildren.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

branch out and add free seminars for kids and teachers.

Ways to make it better...

I was a more regular computer user

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One thing I'd also say is that...

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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10 people found this review helpful

Finding Morning Earth in my inbox is like a breath of fresh air. The way John combines his extensive knowledge of nature with his skill as a poet and wordsmith is truly a joy. He has an eye for the beauty of natural forms, while teaching the connections between all living beings. Through his eyes we can all have a richer experience. If you don’t have time to smell the roses, you do have time for Morning Earth.

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I would hope it could reach more people, particularly youth. We need this kind of insight on a daily basis.

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About every week

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2010-2-01

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3 people found this review helpful

Everyday the photos and poems connect me to nature. I have learned about birds, plants, insects, mushrooms, grasses, landscapes, trees and human nature and much, much more. Though I have been a nature lover all of my adult life I have learned to see and understand the world around me in different ways as a result of the Morning Earth photos and poems. Why life has been greatly enriched and I often share the daily inspiration with a friend.

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Everyday the photos and poems connect me to nature. I have learned about birds, plants, insects, mushrooms, grasses, landscapes, trees and human nature and much, much more. Though I have been a nature lover all of my adult life I have learned to see and understand the world around me in different ways as a result of the Morning Earth photos and poems. Why life has been greatly enriched and I often share the daily inspiration with a friend.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I am constantly surprised with interesting facts conveyed in the daily poem that accompanies the photo.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Continue doing what it is doing without fund raising

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Every morning I am greeted with a stunning photo and energizing poem. I wonder how will John show me the wondrous world today? I have shared many of John's wisdoms with my friends and family. My life is richer because of Morning Earth! And that is the truth.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

beginning my day with an appreciation for the wonderful world in which I live

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the world through John's eyes and heart

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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4 people found this review helpful

John marries the two things that give my life meaning....poetry and nature. His stunning photos and awesome images, plus his delightful sense of humor and sensitivity have delighted and inspired me for many years. I'm sure that I'm not the only one that considers John a special friend! He just plain makes the world a better place. This site deserves support because it's only purpose is to save us all!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...the impact it has had on me in realizing the oneness of creation.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

John's offerings are a daily uplift, often coming just when I need a boost.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

...bring the message of our connections to the natural world to the WHOLE WORLD!

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About every week

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2010-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

John Caddy has been working toward this venture for decades, shaping his poetic skills, thinking about the environment, evaluating nature-friendly ways of appreciating and behaving toward the world, and in recent years, polishing his photographic sense. Morning Earth is a daily wake-up call, watchfully presenting science and lore, alerting us to beauty, making connections, developing wisdom, creating community. In short, it epitomizes the role of art in the world.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

daily reading, finding inspiration and information for my own work as a poet

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'd like to see hard copy publication of the material

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

a daily sense of awakened perception of both the wide and small aspects of the natural world--and that it is aimed at awareness and enjoyment, not grab-the-lapels activismn

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

smart and dedicated

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

enable it (through workshops and publicity) to stimulate the creation of other ventures that might emulate its approach, bringing important information and insights to the public, not just hard-core environmentalists

Ways to make it better...

if more detailed notes on the locations, dates, etc. were provided along with the photos

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money, of course

One thing I'd also say is that...

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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10 people found this review helpful

Morning Earth offers an endless supply of beauty, whimsy, art and poetry. A fair offering to really "see" the innate essence of all things natural. Think you have seen blue chiffon-like ice melting in a pond.....the found brilliance of a honey-colored chanterelle....the coy smile of a sea otter....or the breathtaking sapphirine sky? Morning Earth takes you there like gold at the end of the rainbow. Eduction and appreciation CAN be an awesome experience.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Educate and give insight that could only be used for the greater good of our earth and its inhabitants.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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