it’s about more than trees–now available for the kindle!

November 11th, 2011  |  Published in FEATURED BOOKS, URBAN GREENING  |  4 Comments

Engaging Uninvolved Audiences in Urban and Community Forestry: It’s About More Than Trees

To see Kindle version of “It’s About More Than Trees” on Amazon click here.

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!

urban greening in baltimore ©2011naturetalks

today, vivid flowers fill justine's backyard in west baltimore

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.

Hallway gathers greens in his Arizona yard ©2011NatureTalks. All rights reserved.

hallway converted his entire arizona yard into a vegetable garden

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.


  1. Paul Massey says:

    November 11th, 2011at 1:47 pm(#)

    It’s great to see that “It’s About More Than Trees” has been reissued and will reach today’s audience. These stories are interesting and fun to read, and showed me that with the right amount of creativity and commitment, even the most challenging sites can become beautiful and productive gardens. Thank you Colleen!

  2. Colleen says:

    November 11th, 2011at 2:22 pm(#)

    Thanks Paul! The stories and gardeners are really inspiring! Aloha, Colleen

  3. free kindle ebooks says:

    May 11th, 2013at 12:27 am(#)

    Good web site you have got here.. It’s difficult to find quality writing like yours these days. I seriously appreciate people like you! Take care!!

  4. Colleen says:

    May 11th, 2013at 2:32 pm(#)

    Thank you Stephanie I appreciate the thoughtful comment!

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