After several years of intense work a group of us calling ourselves stewards now invite folks to visit and become a part of a dynamic experience called The Powers of Place. Besides finding conversation groups you'll feel an affinity with, a "field" in which to play, you'll discover all kind of resources about "place."
One is a bibliography of resources I put together and learned a great deal from. For instance, "ecopsychology"--the link between mind and nature-- was not in my vocabulary until I realized the term's been around long enough now to be deemed a growing discipline (albeit not "science" enough for some.)
Check out the Jan. 27, 2010 New York Times article, "Is There an Ecological Consciousness?" by Daniel Smith to learn more.