Reading My Way Around the World

Friday 26 May 2017

The man who planted a forest #WATWB

I am joining in today with the monthly #We Are The World Bloghop  - sharing good news stories.  Check out the link and consider joining in.  
It is co-hosted this month by Emerald BarnesEric LahtiInderpreet Uppal,  Lynn Hallbrooks,  Peter NenaRoshan RadhakrishnanThank you so much for doing this guys.  

We are the World came about in response to all the negative news stories that are bombarding us these days, in an effort to flood the internet with good news stories at least once a month.  

I came across this story and thought it was wonderful.   

Every day a man plants trees in the same spot - 37 years later he has a forest ...
The young teenager Jadav “Molai” Payeng decided to help nature out a little bit and started planting trees over thirty years ago. He planted the seeds next to a very and deserted sandbar closely to his birthplace in the Assam region, India. Jadav wanted to create a habitat for wildlife and oppose people who were cutting trees down.    Read the full story here .... Man plants forest

It just goes to show what one person can do.


  1. This story fills my heart Fil - thanks for posting it. And it really IS inspiration knowing what a difference one person can make.

  2. What a cool story! Thank you for sharing it. Something that kids all over could begin if they have some land. Even if they moved, they could visit their forest later to see how it had grown.

    Emily | My Life In Ecuador

  3. This just shows what can happen with a little perseverance and love. Thanks for sharing and for being a part of #WATWB

  4. Interesting story and what dedication. If only more people realized how important green spaces are. Thanks so much for sharing! #WATWB
    Belinda Witzenhausen~Writer, Creativity Coach & Artist

  5. Hi Fil - what an amazing story ... funny how simple it is to build a forest one day at a time - but how often we all fall down with doing things every day for a short period that would change our lives.

    Fantastic - brilliant you've shared with us ... so many trees, stabilising the land, then the animals and wildlife ... just wonderful to think about - cheers Hilary

  6. What a legacy he leaves behind. So many good things about this, for him, and others who get to share in his forest. Thanks for sharing and joining in the blogfest Simon’s Still Stanza #WATWB

  7. Thanks for sharing this story. We need people like Jadav to prevent our world from becoming a concrete jungle.


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