Introduction to the “Seeds of Hope” Blog Series

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 9:58pm
Any book can only be so many pages, and the world of plants is ever-evolving.  With this in mind, now that “Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants” is scheduled for publication in April, I want to create a dialogue and share more stories about trees and plants, and, perhaps most importantly, discuss ways that you can help protect them. I hope that this will be an ongoing conversation that will help you take hope and remember that each of us can and must do our part to make a difference. 
 
Every day, we are faced with stories about the destruction of the natural world. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, and ultimately apathetic, as we learn about reckless deforestation, the dangers of genetically modified foods, and the devastation of unchecked economic growth.
 
I understand the grief and anger — I feel it too. But we must not let our sadness and despair disempower us. I always remind people — young and old — that each of us has something to offer — whether it’s writing letters to government representatives, helping to protect a local forest, or simply planting an endangered herb in your window box garden. Collectively, we will prevail. Our actions can and must preserve and sustain this magnificent natural world.
 
Keep reading here, and join me in this continued exploration of the fantastic world of plants and how protecting them will help us ensure a hopeful future for all. Here are some of the topics we’ll cover:
  • Gardening
  • Recreation & Ecotourism
  • Health & Healing
  • Consumerism
  • Activism
  • Volunteering
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Learning More
  • Social Media
  • Join/Donate
 Click here to read our first two posts:
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