Can you see the forest?
When forests are cleared, fields are prepared, soil is plowed for crops, and desert is left, so repeat elsewhere?
It is no wonder where humans go, desert follows.
Erosion, the loss of soil, creates desert.
It occurs in treeless, plowed fields as rainwater and irrigation washes the soil away creating in effect ‘Badlands’.
The land is no longer able to sustain crops.
Winds come up, blowing away dust and sand, losing more of the lifeblood of plants.
Losing the soil.
How long do we want to feed the people of the world?
How do we save our greatest natural resources of soil, water, and air?
Trees stop the loss of soil with their roots. They hold the water by slowing the run off and allowing the time for the rain to soak in, and release fresh clean air.
Trees open up their pores to add moisture to the atmosphere to create a small area or micro climate that is better able to sustain other trees, which create more of a micro climate, and so on…trees, welcoming other plants to their neighborhoods.
A forest creates a sustainable future.
By the 1920’s, J. Russell Smith and his fellows at University of Pennsylvania knew that trees were the only way to sustain our crops and the world.
The Japanese knew it even earlier!
Trees can even suck up toxins and excess salt to create a pristine environment.
So, why are we still acting as if we live in a disposable world?
Do you love your country, your family, and your world?
Trees are the way to save our food, water and air from the desolation.
Join us as we explore the ways that these life-sustaining giants can be nurtured to provide the environment that humans, animals and microbes need to live abundantly.
We'd like to coin the phrase, Treetarians!
Although this term has been used to describe people who live solely on fruit, we define it more plausibly, as people who eat a diet that mainly consists of tree, shrub and other forest based products. (Click here to find out more about a forest based diet!)
Although this may sound difficult, over the next three months, we'll be posting recipes for every meal. With the plethora of nut meals for flour substitutes and worldwide variety of food available, each of us is living in a world with new opportunities for changing the health of our selves and the whole earth.
So take a chance, and try altering your grocery list without disturbing your palette!
Tree the world, feed the world!