Rachel’s most recent “Pick of the Week” had our hearts laughing with joy. Sammy, the adorable son of one of Sara’s childhood buddies, was the highlight of our Massachusetts tree planting. That was a gorgeous summer day, and we gathered in the historic downtown area of Lowell to plant a beautiful red bud (Cercis canadensis), […]
The first time I heard the name Methuselah, it was in the Book of Genesis. He was Noah’s grandfather, and was memorable because he supposedly lived to be almost 1,000 years old. He died around the same time as The Great Flood.
Much later in life, as I listened closer to stories about the Earth to do research for the Plant a Wish documentary project, I heard there was a famous tree with the same name. I knew instantly that it must be a really old tree. (See the full post for video.)
Check out this short film that inspired us today – it won an Academy Award and is beautifully animated and directed by Frédéric Back. The touching story of Elzéard Bouffier, a shepherd who spent his life reforesting the land in the Alps.