We believe in collaboration,
and the moss-like power of connecting.
Peatlands embody the potential for worlds to collide,
cuts to heal,
and walls to be lost in soil.
They are the partnership between water and earth,
the underworld, the surface and the sky.
To be alive and dead
and the future.
They can connect people, creatures and identities
Encourage crucial exchanges
and submerge the trenches.
We believe in education.
In thinking through ontologies: learning from the bog, not about the bog.
We must learn about our Earth systems
about our cultural organisations
Learn about their interwoven layers of silence and force,
Learn how to unchain and re-wild,
And flow across interdisciplinary streams.
Allowing art, science, history, politics, and culture to interact, we can unlearn oppressive ways of thinking.
We believe in a process of re-imagining,
Concocting a new peatland paradigm
Where both the inner and outer landscapes can evolve.
In the moment of suspending belief,
In the possibility of power melting underfoot.
Re-imagining the I,
While we enter the depths of pain and grief,
We leave space for the steps of curiosity and