More than a botanist, Luke Cannon is a long time pursuer and teacher of our astounding natural world. Over the last two decades, Luke has instructed numerous wilderness awareness programs and led hundreds of classes, walks and workshops. An avid naturalist, he blends biological studies with ecology, ethnobotany, animism, permaculture, survival skills, and experiential education. He has taught for the North Carolina Arboretum, the Blue Ridge Audubon Society, Organic Growers School, the Finger Lakes Native Plant Society, the Asheville Mushroom Club, Wild Abundance, and the Appalachian School of Holistic Herbalism to name a few. In 2011, he founded Astounding Earth, which is dedicated to helping people deepen their relationships with the our living planet. Luke currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina near Earthaven Ecovillage studying, and teaching Appalachian Ecology and Animism. He offers regular public woods walks and classes to share his knowledge of the local plants, birds, and mushrooms and his enthusiasm for building closer relationships with the wilds around us.