In honor of Arbor Week, I'd like to share a quote from the book Planting the Trees of Kenya: the story of Wangari Maathai.
"Wangari saw that the people who had once honored fig trees and now cut them down had forgotten to care for the land that fed them. Now the land, weak and suffering, could no longer take care of the people, and their lives became harder than ever."
Celebrating Arbor Week reminds us that planting trees is an important part of keeping the land healthy so that we can stay healthy.
There are several picture books about Wangari's story, but to me the pictures in this book compliment the moving story of Wangari's civic responsibility, conservation, and persistence the best.
If you would like to learn more about Wangari Maathai, simply click the link from her name.