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Review for Seed Tree Inc, Stockton Spgs, ME, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

If biased as a founder and CEO, I've also had the best chance to get a long-term and comprehensive view of SeedTree's impacts, first-hand -- on the people, communities and lands served by this action-oriented organization. Though they do not yet meet all my ambitious hopes, they far exceed any initial expectations. Examples from my field visit to Nepal include a woman in a 1996 nursery group who just sold her flood damaged trees planted then for over $2250, another enjoying mulberries and profits from selling silk cacoon fed on leaves of trees we helped her plant. A third told how her improved stove not only gave her a smoke free home, but halved her need for fuel wood. Stories like these from the thousands served by our projects are my greatest reward.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I am a Founder and the Executive Director of SeedTree. Familiar with the land and culture of Nepal, I asked what it would take to bring back endangered forests, and tried to practice it in Nepal, getting local communities to take responsibility to grow th.