Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Man Who Planted Trees

As a child I loved "The Man Who Planted Trees," by Jean Giono.

For years I dismissed it as idealism, but increasingly, as I've researched permaculture and other restorative agriculture systems, I see that Giono packed some incredible wisdom in this simple and quick read.

I've written before about the close tie between the decline in the earth and what we're putting in our mouths, and this tale just illustrates this.

I wrote a review of it here.

I hope all of you will take the time to read this amazing tale, and pass it on to a kid in your life.

Then go plant some trees.


The winter gusts have driven me inside to the YMCA right down the street from my apartment. I'm doing a bit of running but trying to take it easy on my right foot after a late November almost barefoot run ended with my foot plunging into a leaf-covered hole and injuring my forefoot.

I'm mostly sticking to biking, body weight exercises, and a really watered down stair climber they have there.


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