Read a book you care about



Yesterday was the 50th birthday of Earth Day, and today, how can you take action on Climate Change for Earth Month?  Reading books, is a wonderful way to self-isolate, and protect yourself from COVID-19 the Coronavirus, and take action on Climate Change at the same time.  Delve into some great books on climate change such as; How to Give Up Plastic by Will McCallum, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal, Eleven 11 billion people will share this planet by century’s end by Paul Hanley, Man of the Trees. Richard St. Barbe Baker, the First Global Conservationist by Paul Hanley, Just Cool It!: The Climate Crisis and What We Can Do by David Suzuki and Ian Hanington, or Islands of Grass by  Trevor Herriot and illustrated by Branimir Gjetvaj.

Once you read some of these and other excellent books on climate change, set down and write a poem, story or book yourself!

“Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.” – Louis L’Amour


     I think that I shall never see
     A poem lovely as a tree.

     A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
     Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

     A tree that looks at God all day,
     And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

     A tree that may in Summer wear
     A nest of robins in her hair;

     Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
     Who intimately lives with rain.

     Poems are made by fools like me,
     But only God can make a tree.~by Joyce Kilmer

“The aim of Nature-Study, as thus laid down, is not primarily the acquisition of the facts of natural history: it is rather a training in methods of open-eyed, close, and accurate observation, especially of familiar animals and plants, which shall teach the student to see what he looks at, and to think about what he sees.”  Did you know, that when it comes to accurately observing, that “Winter offers the best opportunity for the study of tree forms. Our common elm shows at least five different patterns.”  Find out more about the shapes of the common elm in the online book Trees Worth Knowing by Julia Ellen Rogers.  Or perhaps when you are in the afforestation areas you would like to peruse which spruce trees are which, and delve into the Manual of the Trees of North America.

If you have time after reading these books, set down and read a book or two written by Richard St. Barbe Baker.

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” – Fran Lebowitz

April 21-27 is Earth Week!  Today is Thursday,  April 23, the day following Earth Day and we are still  honouring and paying homage to Earth Month. This year’s Earth Day 2020 theme is Climate Action.

“The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see.” Albert Einstein

For directions as to how to drive to “George Genereux” Urban Regional Park

For directions on how to drive to Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

For more information:

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Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SW 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A
NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page:
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)? with map

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Facebook Group Page: Users of the George Genereux Urban Regional Park

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Facebook: South West OLRA

Twitter: StBarbeBaker

Please help protect / enhance your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail / e-transfers )Support the afforestation areas with your donation or membership ($20.00/year).  Please donate by paypal using the e-mail friendsafforestation AT, or by using e-transfers  Please and thank you!  Your donation and membership is greatly appreciated.  Members e-mail your contact information to be kept up to date!

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Try to leave the earth a better place than when you arrived. – Sidney Sheldon

We are running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe. – Elon Musk

Author: stbarbebaker

This website is about the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area - an urban regional park of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The hosts are the stewards of the afforestation area. The afforestation area received its name in honour of the great humanitarian, Richard St. Barbe Baker. Richard St. Barbe Baker (9 October 1889 – 9 June 1982) was an English forester, environmental activist and author, who contributed greatly to worldwide reforestation efforts. As a leader, he founded an organization, Men of the Trees, still active today, whose many chapters carry out reforestation internationally. {Wikipedia} Email is StBarbeBaker AT to reach the Stewards of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

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