Whats in the name ?

the Lower Farm from Deet Schumacher

Names are symbols of identity. For humans (cats, dogs and other pets) someone other than the identified assigns a name. Usually the mother and father , sometimes influenced by relatives, will give the child a name. Different cultures may use matriarchal or patriarchal lineage to name children. Native American and other tribal peoples use a name that identifies the individual with a particular clan. Businesses and corporations use names not assigned by others but that are chosen by owners or directors. The identifier in this case could be related to the location, product or service of the business. Many companies find it useful to use a moniker that is a clever play on words to set them apart  and bring attention. Krispy Kreme Donuts and Shear Fantasy Beauty Salon come to mind.

Which brings us to the name Earth-Stone Station, what is that? Remember when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin aboard the Apollo 11 mission brought samples of rocks from the moons surface back to Earth? Earth-Stone Station is similar to that but attempts to go beneath the surface.

Earth-Stone Station is the art and media outlet for the Lower Farm, promoting sustainability and environmental education. That definition hardly describes all that happens at the Lower Farm though. Turning to Wikipedia the all purpose on line encyclopedia might provide a better answer. I tried and it does not (as of this writing). There are however numerous links and references that embody the philosophy and ideas of Earth-Stone Station. The first two pages, out of hundreds, offers  a glimpse of E.S.S. Click here: whats in the name

About earthstonestation

promoting environmental education, protecting all species and preserving the wild places with art, music and storytelling.
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