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Noun /ˈskɪz.əm/ /ˈsɪz.əm/ the current state of separation between culture and nature, which creates difficulties in addressing environmental issues.

Cultural burning shows that the scientific idea of a nature that only thrives when humans do not interfere is incorrect. Human interaction with the landscape is needed for a healthy forest. This form of reciprocity, where a cultural burned forest means a sustainable surrounding for humans, did not need scientific explanation to do good for all live forms. In the Garden the burning has been marked as a start to ritually set fire to the land before the winter sets in. The usage of fire, in the Garden, is used to create fertile soil. Cultural burning can also be seen as a moment to honour degradation instead of growth.

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