People Who Have Planted Forests Single Handedly

There are some amazing inspirational stories of people who have made a huge difference by planting forests themselves, individually. Jadav Payeng in India is one of the best known examples, and there are a number of others. And you could even plant a forest yourself to follow in their footsteps (see the last section). See also:

Jadav Payeng (India)

Forest Man
How This Guy Planted A Forest? | Nas Daily
This Man Turned A Desert Into A Forest By Planting A Tree Everyday For 40 Years

Hugh Wilson (New Zealand)

Full Documentary: Man Spends 30 Years Turning Degraded Land into Massive Forest (Fools & Dreamers)

Pamela Gale Malhotra and her husband Anil (India)

This Couple Nursed a Rainforest Back to Life
(SAI Sanctuary)

Geoff Lawton

Permaculture Behind Greening the Desert with Geoff Lawton 
Permaculture: Geoff Lawton at TEDxAjman

Peter Andrews (Australia)

Natural sequence farming: How Peter Andrews rejuvenates drought-struck land | Australian Story

Anand Dhawaj Negi (India)

How one man created a forest in a cold desert of Himachal Pradesh

Tobo Bartle and Toashen Chagan (Inner Mongolia)

Desert turns into oasis: Man plants 50,000 trees in 15 years in N China

John D. Liu

Regreening the desert with John D. Liu | VPRO Documentary | 2012
“It all started in 1995 when Liu filmed the Loess-plateau in China. He witnessed a local population who turned an area of almost the same size as The Netherlands from a dry, exhausted wasteland into one green oasis. This experience changed his life. From that moment on, Liu has been travelling all over the world to convince and inspire government leaders, policy-makers and farmers with his film material and knowledge. Liu diligently spreads the message that restoration of ecosystems is not only possible, but also economically very meaningful.”


From deserts to forest: our project in Burkina Faso
How 50 million trees have changed the world

David Bamberger (Texas, United States)

50 Years Ago, This Was a Wasteland. He Changed Everything | Short Film Showcase

Negev, Southern Israel

Growing Forests in the Desert

Building a forest of Your Own

How to Build a Forest
Shubhendu Sharma: How to grow a tiny forest anywhere
How to grow a forest in your backyard | Shubhendu Sharma

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