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The Edge Effect

What happens when ecosystems collide?

The edge effect is an ecological concept that describes a greater diversity of plant and animal life in the region where the edges two ecosystems overlap, such as land/water or forest/pasture. At the edge of two overlapping ecosystems, you find species from both places, as well as unique species that aren’t found in either ecosystem. These plants and animals are specially adapted to the conditions of the transition zone between the two edges.

This holds true with people as well. Those of us who, through life circumstances and/or personal choice, are specially adapted to our physical and metaphorical transition zones. Those of us that have been discriminated against because of our genders, sexual orientation, skin color, or socioeconomic status. Travelers, wonderers, activists, writers, herbalists. So many people!  We can see the edge effect rippling through our cultures, just as we can feel it when we walk through a sunny meadow into the cool damp of an oak forest. We can call this liminal space.

The Forest Edge Herbs celebrates the teeming diversity life brings and holds space for the margins of the world and those of us living and working in these magical spaces. Together we thrive!