Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Aurelia Fronty III

"When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and seeds of hope." Wangari Maathai

Today I plan to be out gathering acorns for next years mini forest, last autumns collection yielded 117  oak trees, I grow them in the path down the side of my home and I see it as an act of faith, love and yes resistance.

These images are from Aurelia Fronty's book about the incredible Kenyan woman Wangari Maathai (1940-2011) who founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women's rights. Wangari was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2004 for her contribution to the environment, development, democracy, and peace. 

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