Engaging Uninvolved Audiences in Urban and Community Forestry: It’s About More Than Trees
Several years ago I had the chance to travel across our nation to visit some amazing urban greening projects. Along the way I met inspirational people and saw first hand how greening transforms neighborhoods into communities. I am so excited because today, It’s About More than Trees, the book I wrote about the people I met and the communities they love, is available for the Kindle on Amazon!
This special project immersed me in greening projects in a wide variety of settings, including the South Bronx, West Baltimore, Tucson, Arizona and back home in Hawaii. I learned the importance of plants not only as food, but also as catalysts for change. They can improve the safety of our neighborhoods, link us to our culture, and strengthen the fabric of our communities. You’ll meet exceptional people, who set out to create a better world one plant at a time and will enjoy beautiful photographs that take you straight to their gardens. Some, like Justine, whose garden is pictured above, worked on a large scale endeavoring to beautify blocks and blocks. Others, like Hallway, pictured below, filled their yard with greens and became the local vendor for fresh food.
Until now, this work has been available only on disk. At the request of my readers to make this more available I started down the road of epubs and books for the kindle and other reading devices. I am so happy that I can now share these powerful stories with people around the globe who are interested in transforming their neighborhoods through greening.
I invite you to visit Amazon and take a look inside It’s About More than Trees. You’ll like what you see and will want to download your own copy for your Kindle. (Free Kindle apps are also available for the Mac, ipads, and other gadgets.) I look forward to hearing from you all and hope you enjoy the stories.