Full Ecology

Full Ecology is the revitalizing work of social, cultural psychologist Mary M Clare and science writer Gary Ferguson. Joining the best thinking from their respective disciplines, the couple reveal a powerful antidote to modern-day disconnect – the wild and simple act of reclaiming your relationship with nature. Your human nature. With Full Ecology they invite you to explore strategies for restoring relationship with the natural world – strategies that have immediate application for relationships with others and with yourself. Right here and now, in the middle of these insistently busy lives Gary and Mary lead us into the essential instructions of nature. The nature that surrounds us. The nature we so easily forget we ARE.

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
~T. S. Eliot

Drawing on the 8 INSTRUCTIONS of the natural world as the core of Full Ecology, Gary & Mary create customized workshops, keynotes and retreats for professional organizations, community groups, businesses, and higher education. As Eliot suggests, the thing that is most our own can simultaneously be the thing that is most foreign to us. Full Ecology reveals the 8 INSTRUCTIONS of the natural world as reliable lessons for guiding and inspiring our lives. Mary & Gary show how these lessons support the expression of human nature in action and in relationship.

FULL ECOLOGY

NATURE KNOWS YOU BETTER THAN YOU KNOW YOURSELF. LEARN ITS LESSONS.

Recent and upcoming publications!

JUST RELEASED!

A riveting manifesto for the millions of people who long to forge a more vital, meaningful connection to the natural world to live a better, more fulfilling life.

POPULAR FAVORTE

Award-winning. “The beauty is on every page. A big-hearted soul-searching memoir about grief and ritual and identity.” LA Times

COMING NEXT…

A deeper look into the integral connection between humans and nature. Here is a guide to the path forward in these challenging times. ~Forthcoming, Heyday Books.

Science writer Gary Ferguson has been exploring the natural world and sharing it through writing for over thirty years and 26 publications.  Across those same years, Mary M Clare was deep in investigation of social, cultural and developmental psychology as they apply to supporting people in everyday lives. 

With Full Ecology, the two combine their considerable forces to address the increasingly urgent realities of climate change. 

Full Ecology TEDx Talk

Watch the TEDx Talk that introduces Full Ecology. Mary and Gary observe that while we are in the most technologically advanced point in human history, we are also at our most socially disconnected. Studies in both psychology and ecology show that when we’re connected and collaborative we are better able to support one another and the living world that supports us.

INTRODUCTION TO FULL ECOLOGY

A brief introduction to Gary & Mary and to the essence of Full Ecology.

COPING WITH WILDFIRE IN THE MODERN WORLD

Wildfire is increasing in frequency, intensity and impact. Full Ecology offers reliable guidance in troubling, even terrifying times.

AS WITHIN, SO WITHOUT

Full Ecology takes guidance from wisdom across time and traditions as it points to the concordance of what we know inside ourselves with what we see outside.

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