The Man Who Planted Trees

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In nature's economy the currency is not money, it is life. -Vandana Shiva Click To Tweet

Jean Giono, the only son of a cobbler and a laundress, was one of France’s greatest writers.

The man who planted trees quote image 1His prodigious literary output included stories, essays, poetry, plays, film scripts, translations and over thirty novels, many of which have been translated into English.

Giono was a pacifist, and was twice imprisoned in France at the outset and conclusion of World War II. He remained tied to Provence and Manosque, the little city where he was born in 1895 and, in 1970, died. –(ad)

“The Man Who Planted Trees tells the story of a solitary shepherd who patiently plants and nurtures a forest of thousands of trees, single-handedly transforming his arid surroundings into a thriving oasis.

Undeterred by two World Wars, and without any thought of personal reward, the shepherd tirelessly sows his seeds and acorns with the greatest care. As if by magic, a landscape that seemed condemned grows green again.

The man who planted trees quote image 3A film of great beauty and hope, this story is a remarkable parable for all ages and an inspiring testament to the power of one person.” –(ad)

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“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.”-Leonardo da Vinci

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” –Lao Tzu

“I would not have every man nor every part of a man cultivated, any more than I would have every acre of earth cultivated: part will be tillage, but the greater part will be meadow and forest, not only serving an immediate use, but preparing a mould against a distant future, by the annual decay of the vegetation which it supports.” –(ad) “Walking” by Henry David Thoreau

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