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Conservation Lecture: Planting Trees, Changing Lives

02/13/2020, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Description:

Join John Leary as he shares how efforts planting trees create a better future for people and wildlife around the world. The Forest Garden Program orchestrated by Trees for the Future is a simple, replicable and scalable approach with proven success. By planting specific types of trees and crops in a systematic manner over a four year period, families can change their lives forever. Forest Gardens provide families with sustainable food sources, livestock feed, products to sell, fuel wood and can quadruple a family's annual income. Naples Zoo has funded the planting of more than half a million trees (619,024 to be exact) through this passionate organization. 

Cost: $10 CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS   | Naples Zoo Members Free, Tickets Required
Lecture starts at 6:15 pm, with doors opening at 6.

About John Leary
After 10 years of working and volunteering for Trees for the Future, John became Executive Director in 2013. John has deep knowledge of international agricultural development and extensive experience living with and among the rural poor in Sub-Saharan Africa. He speaks three languages well (and another three languages not so well) and has lived and worked in 12 developing countries and is the author of One Shot.

John has dedicated his life to creating innovative training approaches that empower farmers to rise out of poverty, and he has created award winning high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech training programs that are currently in use throughout the developing world. He is now focused at helping Trees for the Future end hunger and extreme poverty for a million people.

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