Clean, Green Community Scene!

It all adds up, indeed. Good deeds such as cleaning up the community parks are truly contagious

It looks like a fantastic day for the clean up scheduled at the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area on Saturday, July 9, 2016, indeed! The honourable Councillor Pat Lorje, who has done so much for the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area already, will come out to the community volunteer clean up day. As well as representatives from the Meewasin Valley Authority will also bring Meewasin greetings! The Saskatoon Singing Circle, an affiliate of the Sacred Web Singers will arrive to bring some great tree songs to the volunteers in appreciation of the wonderful works to restore the forest.

The Saskatoon Community Public Health Nurse will take care of any safety concerns, and the Saskatoon City Police Community Liason Constable has also been involved with the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area clean up site inspection.

There has been an amazing response from the business and corporate community, and prizes will be randomly drawn at the end of the shifts a fantastic opportunity to offer to the volunteers appreciations for their time offered at the clean up! Remember to pick up your certificate as well before leaving, we truly wish to thank you kindly for coming out and participating.

Additionally, the weather looks like it will cooperate, so all in all, it looks like a very promising day to see immediate and tangible results from trash removal to restore the forest. It is so exciting to look forward to a public space where children, youth, and adults can gather to appreciate the forest in tidy and sanitary conditions. There is no doubt about it, protecting nature, wildlife and wild places is a great environmental community project. Cleaning the waterways and the riparian forest, protects animals, birds, fish, and plant life from the contamination that litter brings. The clean up also sends a powerful message to users of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, that someone cares about this piece of land and the West Swale wetlands, and that this is not the right area to dump their unwanted trash.

There will data cards for this summer Great Canadian Shoreline “Scavenger Hunt” to record just what has been dumped in this amazing forest. Large jugs of water and juices will be available to replenish the water bottles you bring along. Remember your cloth canvas gloves. Gardening gloves or work gloves work much better than plastic or rubber gloves. If plastic or rubber gloves are needed, they will be supplied. Wear you closed toe shoes and footwear and come dressed for the weather which looks like a grand day for the cleanup which is fantastic!

We truly look forward to meeting you at the South West Off Leash Recreation Area parking lot at 8:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016 for the Clean, Green Community Scene. You will have the opportunity to meet like-minded people, and possibly start great friendships. Everyone who comes out will have a great sense of accomplishment, pride and stewardship of the environment. An important benefit of the clean up will be reduced pollution in the West Swale wetlands which directly impact the South Saskatchewan River.
The clean up will have the following impact

  • “Improves the appearance of an area that was
    previously neglected, abandoned, vandalized,
    or misused.
  • Allows community members to use and
    enjoy the improved area more than they did
    before the cleanup.
  • Strengthens the community ties of those
    involved in the cleanup.”Source

By taking part in the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area clean up, you will help create a public open space ~ an urban regional park~ which is vibrant, healthy and safe! It all adds up, indeed. Good deeds such as cleaning up the community parks are truly contagious, and will have a huge impact on this amazing green space of Saskatoon as the city grows to 1/2 million by the year 2023.

 

Power-Of-Parks-Infographic-w

 

For more information:

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, SK, CA north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city.
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Facebook: StBarbeBaker
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Contact the MVA The MVA has begun a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund. If you wish to support the afforestation area with your donation, write a cheque to the “Meewasin Valley Authority Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund (MVA RSBBAA trust fund)” .
Twitter: StBarbeBaker
July 9, 2016 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area CLEAN UP Day PAMPHLET

Renewing our spirits through singing

I often wonder what it would be like if we dared to love this life — the fragile and the vulnerable, the endangered, daring to be humble before the magnitude of our beginnings, daring to learn our species into a stubborn and pliant wonder, until reverence shines in all that we do

For the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area clean up, it is wonderful to welcome Ellen, and Laura, who are part of the Saskatoon Singing Circle, an affiliate of the Sacred Web Singers. They are taking the time to connect and bring together singers for an absolutely delightful singing circle to join the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Clean Up on Saturday, July 9, 2016.

The Sacred Web Singers [SWS] are networks of Canadian singing circles in North America. The SWS mission is:

We are a circle of compassionate women,
renewing our spirits through singing beautiful and meaningful songs
about the earth, justice, and peace.
We are transformed through song and ritual, good company, good food, good fun
—then we share ourselves and our songs in our communities.
We connect with the larger web of women inspired by
Carolyn McDade, Norma Luccock, and others of song and action.~SourceFor instance, the singers will introduce two songs to start us out for the clean up;
Drift Like A Breath adapted from the poetry by William Stafford. Words to the song are a part of Carolyn McDade’s New Music Widening Embrace, Music arising from the energies of the Earth.

The words to the Trees Chant by Lori Fithian and Eric Fithianis online at the Panbolla – Pambula Wetlands and Heritage Project Inc. ” Today the words of a song come to me as I sift through the soil at the foot of trees that are meant to support life for the animal species that we hope will return: O Standing Nation We sing to you We breathe with you We standby you.”

The song written by Carolyn McDade, O Beautiful Gaia [meaning earth], O Gaia calling us home has had two verses added by Saskatoon Women;

O Beautiful Gaia, O Gaia calling us home
O Beautiful Gaia, calling us on. [twice]

Poplar bending in wind storm, O Gaia Calling us Home
Trees reflected in water, Calling us on.

Smell of Pine Trees Consume me, O Gaia Calling Us Home
Leaves Rustling Beside Me, Calling us on.

Seeking new birds and flowers, O Gaia Calling us Home
Neighbour to Chappell Marshland, Calling us on.

As those who gather disperse to clean the forest, the singers will choose to join or continue singing Carolyn McDade and friends type songs

As those who gather disperse to clean the forest, the singers will choose to join or continue singing Carolyn McDade and friends type songs

“Carolyn’s recorded music dates back to the early 1970’s. Over the years she has organized 13 recording projects that grew out of her singing circles. Each project involved activist women and a growing body of gifted and accomplished professional musicians. Thousands of women have touched into these circles and projects. The depth of their living – profound and ordinary – stirs and sustains this music.” Caroyln McDade biography

In Prince Edward Island, the singing circle is named Gaia singers after the Earth, relates Laura who participated in the Nature City Festival Tour at Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area.

“I often wonder what it would be like if we dared to love this life — the fragile and the vulnerable, the endangered, daring to be humble before the magnitude of our beginnings, daring to learn our species into a stubborn and pliant wonder, until reverence shines in all that we do — until we live an economics of reverence — until it permeates education, development and health care, homes and relationship, arts and agriculture — a reverence for life, for planetary, social and personal wholeness. This is our purpose now. May we do it well, with thoroughness and love.” ~ from Through the Moons of Autumn by Carolyn McDade

Inspirational tree songs bring the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area volunteers courage and resolution, to cheer them, to fire them with new confidence when they grow dispirited, to strengthen their faith that THINGS CAN BE DONE.

“We are members of a vast cosmic orchestra in which each living instrument is essential to the complementary and harmonious playing of the whole.”~J. Allen Boone.

Additional Links

The Ancient Love – Carolyn McDade & Friends You Tube.
Carolyn McDade biography
Carolyn McDade Music Inspiration, Sustenance, Celebration, Celebrating the Long Road of Music.
Carolyn McDade Singing Circl CCS 120th Annivesary You Tube
Carolyn McDade’s Spirit of Life.
Coming Home LIke Rivers to the Sea. book written by Carolyn McDade. A Women’s Ritual
EcoSpirituality Resources. “Born of a Star” from We are the Lane We Sing Carolyn McDade lyrics and video
Serpent Song: Carolyn McDade Singers You Tube.
Spirit of LIfe by Carolyn McDade sung online
The view from Kevin’s corner: Carolyn McDade’s “Spirit of Life”
We of Earth – Carol You Tube

“Gladness begins with the first person, with you. But it may spread far, like the ripples when you toss a stone in the water.

Sing a song, sing a song,
Ring the glad-bells all along;
Smile at him who frowns at you,
He will smile and then they’re two.

Laugh a bit, laugh a bit,
Folks will soon be catching it,
Can’t resist a happy face;
World will be a merry place.

Laugh a Bit and Sing a Song,
Where they are there’s nothing wrong;
Joy will dance the whole world through,
But it must begin with you.

~Joseph Morris.”

For more information:

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, SK, CA north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city.
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Facebook: StBarbeBaker
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Contact the MVA The MVA has begun a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund. If you wish to support the afforestation area with your donation, write a cheque to the “Meewasin Valley Authority Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund (MVA RSBBAA trust fund)” .
Twitter: StBarbeBaker
July 9, 2016 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area CLEAN UP Day PAMPHLET

The Real Canadian Superstore Appreciations

“Planting and growing increasing quantities of trees is the scientific solution to Earth’s environmental dilemma

On behalf of everyone who have become “Stewards of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area”, a thank you is extended to The Real Canadian Superstore for your donation of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Clean up on Saturday July 9, 2016. Your generosity, will not go unnoticed, and we truly hope that the wildlife habitat corridor can be restored to a natural wonder on Saturday July 9, 2016.

The highlight of planning the afforestation area clean up has been to learn of the generosity of Saskatoon, the kindness of the volunteers, and the action of the business community in preserving the environment with support.

Your support is very much appreciated by all the volunteers, the community associations, the environmental groups, the bicycle groups and the individuals who make up the Stewards of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area. Your donation in support of our efforts to make Saskatoon a healthier, and a happier place to live in is deeply appreciated.

“Our woods and forests, the indispensable lure of our earth organism, are falling into a murderous dance of death” ~Richard St. Barbe-Baker
“Planting and growing increasing quantities of trees is the scientific solution to Earth’s environmental dilemma.”~Richard St. Barbe-Baker

For more information:

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, SK, CA north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city.
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Facebook: StBarbeBaker
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Contact the MVA The MVA has begun a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund. If you wish to support the afforestation area with your donation, write a cheque to the “Meewasin Valley Authority Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund (MVA RSBBAA trust fund)” .
Twitter: StBarbeBaker
July 9, 2016 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area CLEAN UP Day PAMPHLET

Books by Richard St. Barbe Baker

I believe in the Oneness of Mankind and all living things and the interdependence of each and all


Images of Richard St. Barbe BakerCredit

University of Saskatchewan, University Archives & Special Collections, Richard St. Barbe Baker fonds, MG 71.

A listing of published books written by Richard St. Barbe Baker. This list does not include the unpublished books held on file at the University of Saskatchewan Library, Archives and Special Collections Room, Murray Building.

There is a personal warmth in all the books that he wrote, in his speeches, and public appearances and it is felt that we knew him in a sort of personal way, as if we had shaken hands with him, and heard his voice; and we always have a feeling that he is addressing us in our own person.

Friends frequently refer to the intensity of his passionate affection for acquaintances and those he met, and of the full and free expression he gave it. In his speech before audiences and in writings, how fearfully strong are all his feelings and affections! It is indeed a deep satisfaction to hope and believe that the works of Richard St. Barbe Baker will be, a help to the cause of the earth, of humanity, especially as it relates to sustaining the environment and mankind by the planting of trees, and protecting trees everywhere.

Indeed, the personality of St. Barbe seems to have produced a very marked effect upon all the great men and women with whom he came in contact. St Barbe’s regard for those he had the pleasure of meeting was very great, and within his correspondence there is not one but rather many letters where he sends a kindly and a warm greeting. There is, of course, a great deal of mutual admiration of each other’s work, very genuine, ever pleasant to hear about. When reading St. Barbe’s reminiscences, and writings a picture of what sort of man St. Barbe really is becomes evident, and but much that will add to the kindly impression which St Barbe has made upon others

“I believe in the Oneness of Mankind and all living things and the interdependence of each and all.”~ Richard St. Barbe Baker

  • Men of the Trees: In the Mahogany Forests of Kenya and Nigeria, 1931
  • Men of the Trees in the Mahogany Forests of Kenya and Nigeria 1931
  • Among the Trees, (men of the Trees) 1935
  • The Men of the Trees 1936 Article The Baha’I World.
  • Trees 1940
  • Among the Trees Vol. ii 1941
  • I planted Trees 1944
  • Boy’s Own Paper – January 1945 Richard St. Barbe Baker “Froestry as a career” 1945
  • Trees: a book of the seasons 1948
  • Green Glory -the forests of the World 1949
  • Tambours Africains 1949
  • Famous Trees 1952
  • Sahara Challenge 1954
  • Kabongo: The Story of a Kikuyu Chief. 1955
  • Land of Tané, the threat of erosion 1956
  • Sahara Conquest 1956
  • Dance of the Trees, The Adventures of a Forester 1956
  • Kamiti: A forester’s dream 1958
  • Horse Sense; Horses in War and Peace 1962
  • Famous Trees of New Zealand 1965
  • Farmous Trees of New Zealand 1965
  • Trees: Jornal of the Men of the Trees 1968
  • World Reclamation 1972 ‘The Mondcivitan’ Spring
  • Famous trees of Bible Lands 1974
  • Richard St. Barbe Baker Remembers Men of the Trees – Diamond Jubilee”. 1983 Trees Sixty Years Towards the Future magazine
  • Man of the Trees: Selected Writings of Richard St. Barbe Baker 1989
  • Richard St. Barbe Baker, man of the trees : a centenary tribute. 1989 ISBN 8190006126
  • Richard St. Barbe Baker 1889-1982; A Keepsake Book For All Ages and Generations 1989
  • Man of the Trees: Selected Writings of Richard St. Barbe Baker 1993
  • Men of the Trees 2011
  • Men of the Trees – Scholar’s Choice Edition 2015
  • Africa Drums 1942, 1951, 1954
  • The Redwoods 1943, 1959
  • My Life, My Trees 1970, 1981
  • The Brotherhood of the Trees
  • Trees, a book of the seasons 1941
  • Trees, a reader’s guide 1948
  • The True Book About Trees 1965
  • Magic in the Woods 1935
  • Why I am a Vegetarian 1957

 

There are many who could appreciate the remarkable stores of information he possessed, and the lucidity with which he could deal them forth,  It is hoped you enjoy this listing of books written by St. Barbe.

“Besides water, trees provide pure air. They are the great filtering machines for the human organism. They improve and transform the air in a way which is most favorable and most acceptable to the lungs of man.”…. “According to ancient mythology, trees were the first living things on earth. This is borne out by scientific reasoning which shows that it is through them that the air we breathe can give life to humanity. Through countless ages trees have been drawing carbonic acid gas from the atmosphere, absorbing and incorporating the carbon, assimilating it; then when they die, bequeathing to soil their carboniferous remains. The consequence has been that eventually the atmospheric oxygen was left sufficiently pure for the requirements of birds and mammals which have replaced the flying reptiles and monstrous amphibians that were able to endure the heavy air of primeval swamps and jungles.” ~Richard St. Barbe Bkaer– from Trees and Life Selected wirtings of Richard St. Barbe Baker

 

 

For more information:

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, SK, CA north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city.
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Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Facebook: StBarbeBaker
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Contact the MVA The MVA has begun a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund. If you wish to support the afforestation area with your donation, write a cheque to the “Meewasin Valley Authority Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund (MVA RSBBAA trust fund)” .
Twitter: StBarbeBaker
July 9, 2016 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area CLEAN UP Day PAMPHLET

In appreciation of Sk Energy Sponsorship

The fullness of life depends upon man’s harmony with the totality of the natural cosmic laws.

In Appreciation of Sk Energy Sponsorship

Thanks to sponsorship received from Sk Energy we are able to attend to expenses incurred during the “Clean-Up Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area” Service Project. Community associations in the south west area of the city of Saskatoon Montgomery Place, Cedar Villa Esates, and many more, environmnental and bicycle groups along with youth groups and concerned citizens have come together in response to improving their community. If you have any great stories about using the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, or if you come across a unique item during the clean up please send these ancedotes in to be posted online!

Besides helping with the many and several expenses of the clean up campaign, SK Energy has kindly allocated to the clean up effort a quantity of lanyards which we will very assuredly hand out at the beginning of each shift, indeed. Such is the kindness and the thoughtfulness of Sk Energy, in their support of this community undertaking.  During the clean up, do keep your eyes open we will have SK Energy banners on the clean up site  tables, the Stewards proud of the grant Sk Energy has bestowed upon the afforestation area and the community involved in this spectacular initiative.

It is truly amazing the costs that arise during a clean up effort, when it encompasses the size of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area. We are seeking to have a safe clean up effort for all the wonderful volunteers who have said that they will make it out this year. Thank you very much!

Thank to Sk Energy for being part of this great rally effort,
And for the love of the forest within each soul.
Who think on trees with Richard St. Barbe Baker train of thought
In the foundation of our future goal.

“The fate of an individual or a nation will always be determined by the degree of his or its harmony with the forces and laws of Nature and the universe. Man is not alone in the universe but is surrounded by sources of power, harmony and knowledge. The fullness of life depends upon man’s harmony with the totality of the natural cosmic laws. Our individual evolution is a job that has to be carried on day by day by each individual himself. It is a livelong task.”~Richard St. Barbe Baker

For more information:

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, SK, CA north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city.
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Facebook: StBarbeBaker
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Contact the MVA The MVA has begun a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund. If you wish to support the afforestation area with your donation, write a cheque to the “Meewasin Valley Authority Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund (MVA RSBBAA trust fund)” .
Twitter: StBarbeBaker
July 9, 2016 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area CLEAN UP Day PAMPHLETThey will share our report and photos on their website as well as social media – so please send lots of great photos to StBarbeBaker@yahoo.com, please and thank you! Also if you have any great stories about using the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area please send them in to be posted online!

To help protect the environment, it will be best to find a way to avoid the use of disposable cups and bottle at event. Please bring a water bottle and/ or travel mug to the clean up event as disposable cups and disposable bottles will not be available for use.

It is with heartfelt gratitude that we can proceed with a much safer, and more effective clean up this year with this grant from Ecofriendly Saskatchewan. Thank you very much!

EcoFriendly Saskatchewan Logo

Richard St. Barbe Baker Image credit: University of Saskatchewan, University Archives & Special Collections, Richard St. Barbe Baker fonds, MG 71

For more information:

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, SK, CA north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city.
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Facebook: StBarbeBaker
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Contact the MVA The MVA has begun a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund. If you wish to support the afforestation area with your donation, write a cheque to the “Meewasin Valley Authority Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund (MVA RSBBAA trust fund)” .
Twitter: StBarbeBaker
July 9, 2016 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area CLEAN UP Day PAMPHLET

Tall Trees ~ Great Ones I have Known

Imperceptibly Nature builds those mighty pillars with aisle innumerable, arches multiplex, in the cathedral of the forest.

One of the best things to be said of the stories in this volume, Tall Trees written by Richard St. Barbe Baker is that, although they are not biographical but rather reminiscences, they are about real persons who actually lived and performed their parts in the great drama of the St. Barbe’s quest to plant forests internationally, and save trees everywhere.   Some of these persons were more famous than others, yet all have left enduring roots in earth’s organism  and their names will not cease to be remembered.  The fact that there are a few more than two hundred and fifty famous people mentioned in the volume may be credited to the author’s wish to give good measure.

  • Tall Trees or Tall Timber, 1980
  • Great Ones I have Known
  • Sir George Albu
  • Sir Percy Alden
  • Captain Alexander
  • Field Marshall Viscount Allenby
  • Hussein Amanat
  • Bill Anderson
  • Anderson
  • William Anderson
  • Rukmani Divi Arundel
  • Lady Avebury
  • Lord Baden-Powell
  • Lady Baden-Powell
  • Noel Baker
  • Lady Eve Balfour
  • Hassan Balyuze
  • Philip Barling
  • Sir Evelyn Barling
  • Vernon Barran
  • Cicily Barran
  • Sir Hugh Beevor Bart
  • Sir Hugh Beevor
  • Sir Francis Dillon Bell
  • Captain Bellamy
  • Annie Besant
  • Lord Bessborough
  • Dr Bestot
  • Alvar Biddell
  • Sir James Hunter Blair
  • Rt. Hon. Viscount Bledisloe
  • Lady Blomfield
  • General Booth
  • Sheriff Breen
  • Colonel Hugh F Brennan
  • Sir Arthur Bryant
  • Peter Burt
  • Peter Caddy
  • Aileen Caddy
  • Jean Campbell
  • Major Ronnie Carrington
  • Herbert Casson
  • Aileen Causton
  • Sir John Chancellor
  • Dr Pearl Chase
  • Revd. Kelville Churchill
  • Elizabeth Claire
  • Sir Hugh Clifford
  • Betsan Coats
  • Stanton A. Coblentz
  • Leonora Cohen
  • Richard Henry Comyns
  • Dr. Coomaraswamy
  • Sir Robert Coroyden
  • Howard Coster
  • Lord Courthope
  • Colonel R.E. Crompton
  • Hilda Russell Cruise
  • Dr. Mona Russell Cruise
  • Dulca Davril
  • William Dawson
  • General de Gaulle
  • Alfonso de Mont Agel
  • Professor Debenham
  • Delius
  • Rt. Hon J.G. Diefenbaker
  • Watts Ditchfield
  • Sir Patrick W Donner
  • Sir Francis Drake
  • Pierre du Pont
  • Ursula Grant Duff
  • Major Hadcliffe Dugmore
  • Daniel Dunlop
  • Major Eric Dutton
  • Henry Van Dyke
  • Sir John Eden
  • Mrs. T.A. Edison
  • Shoghi Effendi
  • J. Elroy
  • Gerald Fergusson
  • Hazel Ffennell
  • Dr. John A. Finlay
  • Dr. W.H. Flecker
  • Dr. Forsyth
  • Nellie French
  • Dr Hugo Gaarcnery
  • Sir Philip Gane
  • Lady Gane
  • Charles Garcie
  • Betty Garcie
  • Madame Clarence Gasque
  • Lloyd George
  • Jean Giono
  • Madison Grant
  • Sir Wilfred T Grenfell
  • Colonel Ewart Grogan
  • Dr. Lord Haydon Guest
  • Dr. Gwatkin
  • Martin R. Haase
  • Captain C.F. Harrison
  • Colonel A.J. Harvey
  • Captain A.J. Harvie
  • Rupert Hempstead
  • Augustine Henry
  • Major Bob Herman
  • Arthur William Hill
  • Bridget G.E.L. Hill
  • Major Gen. Walter P.H. Hill
  • Lt. Col. Frank C. Hitchcock
  • Dr. Dan Hoffman
  • Seddon Holmes
  • President Hoover
  • Sir Reginald Hoskins
  • Claude Hulbert
  • Major Richard Henry John Humphries
  • Jackman
  • Jomo Kenyatta
  • Ruhiyyih Khanum
  • Rudyard Kipling
  • Kitchener of
  • Major Richard Knight
  • Pamela Knight
  • Sir Alan Lascelles
  • Bernard Leach
  • Principal Exton Lloyd
  • Sir Edwin Lutyens
  • Marichal Lyoti
  • Ramsay Macdonald
  • Wilson MacDonald
  • Rt. Hon. Malcolm MacDonald
  • Lord Mainhead
  • Professor B. Malinowski
  • Mrs Geoffrey Marks
  • Dr. Martisus
  • John Masefield
  • Sir Henry Monk Mason
  • Dr. McLaren
  • Arthur Mee
  • Lil Messer
  • Mountford Mills
  • Sir Arrol Moir
  • Kenneth Mom
  • Countess Mountbatten
  • Sir William Mulock
  • Walter C Murray
  • The Hon. Mrs. Graham Murray
  • Helen Neering
  • Scott Neering
  • Prime Minister Nehru
  • Derek Neville
  • Josiah Njonjo
  • Major Nornabel
  • Nussolini
  • Sir Mark Oliphant
  • Edmund Henry Oliver
  • Sir Francis Dillon Oppenheimer
  • Lady Oppenheimer
  • Lord Boyd Orr
  • Pope Paul
  • Gifford Pinchot
  • Pope Pius
  • Majog Gen. Sir. John Ponsonby
  • C.E. Lane Poole
  • Lt. Col. Sir David Prain
  • Nancy Price
  • Lord Radstock
  • A.H. Read
  • A.R. Reaver
  • Marsh Roberts
  • William Robinson
  • Colonel Theodor Roosevelt
  • Franklin D Roosevelt
  • Martha Root
  • Sir Dennison Ross
  • Henry Rothel
  • Bertrand Russell
  • Lao Russell
  • Walter Russell
  • Lao Russell
  • Dr Rutherford
  • Vita Sackville-West
  • Lord Salvesen
  • Edwin Samuel
  • William Sarum
  • Neville Sarum
  • Sir Eric Saveill
  • Dr. Knut Scharnhorst
  • Viktor Schauberger
  • Michael Scott
  • J.W. Robertson Scott
  • Lord Francis Scott
  • John Seabrook
  • Lord Sempill
  • Lady Seton
  • Bernard Shaw
  • Sir Ernest Shipley
  • Gwen Slazenger
  • General Smuts
  • Dr. Spinks
  • Howard Spring
  • John Richard St. Barbe Baker
  • Baily Stevens
  • Theo A. Stevens
  • Marion Stevens
  • Sir John Stirling Maxwell
  • Dr. Eugene Stock
  • Herbert Stone
  • Lady Stuckley
  • Dowager Lady Swaytaling
  • Patrick W Synge
  • Edmund Bordeaux Szekely
  • Rabindranath Tagore
  • Qunland Terry
  • Hugh Tevis
  • Dr E.S. Thodey
  • Lowell Thomas
  • Douglas Thompson
  • Tilliment Thompson
  • Sir W. Miles Thompson
  • Sir Eruera Tirikatene
  • George Townsend
  • Monseignuer Abbe Tregard
  • Madame Trieux
  • Professor R.S. Troup
  • Major Tubb
  • Gordon Vokes
  • Dr. Karl von Schenk
  • Eric Waleron
  • Thea Walker
  • Kingdom Ward
  • Major General Wardrop
  • Derick Waterfield
  • Barbara Waterfield
  • Colonel Wauchope
  • Lord Wedgewood
  • H.G. Wells
  • V. Sackville West
  • Sam Williams
  • Captain Philip Wills
  • Lady Haliburton Wilson
  • Chinese Wilson
  • Father Woodford
  • Esme Wynne-Tyson
  • W.B. Yeats
  • Sir Francis Younghusband
  • H.R.H. Duke of Windsor
  • Eweka II OBA of Benin
  • The Lady of the Manor
  • The King of Sweden
  • H.M. The King of Norway
  •   Elwes
  •   Henry
  • The Earl of Portsmouth
  • The Duchess of Westminster
  • Suzuki Zen Buddhist
  • Bishop of the Yukon
  • Bonaparte des Arbres
  • Marquess of Wittingdon
  • Prince Henry
  • H.M. King George VI
  • H.M. Queen Elizabeth
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch
  • Sister Pat
  • D.U.R.

Knowing intimately as he did many of the notable persons of his time, St. Barbe has indeed kindly left behind in letters, correspondences and this unpublished volume, a tribute and a valuable portrait or even sketch of the great people he had met. What priceless words of Yeats he gathered up, which all the world would have eagerly read; what characteristic anecdotes she could have told of Rabindranath Tagore,—what an insight she might have given into the man behind the Rt. Hon J.G. Diefenbaker; what noble things she must have known of Lord Bessborough; what inimitable facetiæ concerning the Baden-Powells; what spirited stories St. Barbe told of Mahatma Gandhi; what a light he cast over the life of Rudyard Kipling!

We cannot but be immensely grateful that these sketches were indeed written down and recorded. They have become immortal; for St. Barbe’s power in this line has been unequalled by any one who has written in these later days.

So to learn more about St. Barbe’s personal reminscences on these personages, slip down to the University of Saskatchewan Library – Archives and Special Collections Murray Building 4th Floor.  Learn more about St. Barbe University of Saskatchewan, University Archives & Special Collections, Richard St. Barbe Baker fonds, MG 71 and ask to see Box 19 Folder 6.

The study of life, like the study of a forest or a landscape, should begin with the most conspicuous features. Not until these have been fixed in memory will the lesser features fall into their appropriate places and assume their right proportions.

” In that vast evergreen forest Nature works in perfect rhythm; roots digging deep or exploring nearer the surface for food and moisture. Imperceptibly Nature builds those mighty pillars with aisle innumerable, arches multiplex, in the cathedral of the forest.” ~ Richard St. Barbe Baker

For more information:

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, SK, CA north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city.
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Facebook: StBarbeBaker
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Contact the MVA The MVA has begun a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund. If you wish to support the afforestation area with your donation, write a cheque to the “Meewasin Valley Authority Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund (MVA RSBBAA trust fund)” .
Twitter: StBarbeBaker
July 9, 2016 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area CLEAN UP Day PAMPHLET

Saskatoon rallies to clean up forest

The beauty of the day, is sought for by every human being.

“And earth, in gladness, lay and smiled,
To see the beauteous sight.” ~Mrs. M.A. Livermore.

Juliet Kadzviti reported that  PA groups works to clean up illegal garbage  A group of volunteers joined “Keep Prince Albert and Area Beautiful” and cleaned up illegal dumping sites around the city. Stan Sutor, a member of the clean up group believes that the groups efforts are seeing some positive results, “I went back to those sites, and very little garbage has re-accumulated so I think we are making some progress and I’m hoping we will keep the momentum going and more public engagement would be nice.”
Community Park Clean Up Builds Teamwork and is an amazing initial step to foster community pride and innovations. It seems as though trash begets more trash, and pride forsters pride. Experiencing nature without a human footprint, allows community volunteers to take appreciation in that part they have played to take care of their own community. A sustainable environment where humans have “left no trace” is a true celebration, indeed, and it begins very simply by picking up one piece of litter.

Saskatoon comes together Saturday July 9, 2016 (rain date July 16) to clean up the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area. He who takes nature for his guide is the Concern of every Man to whom Nature hath given the Power of feeling.

Live for others, Live for something. Do good, and leave behind you a monument of virtue that the storm of time can never Destroy. ACTION! That’s the word. Good deeds done for the environment will shine as brightly on the earth as the stars of heaven. Pleasure we all desire, as can be seen billows of green that break upon the sight In bounteous crescendos of delight. The beauty of the day, is sought for by every human being. ‘Tis only more intense, in the forest, here where Creation’s ardors all condense for delight of so gladsome a sight.

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.~Joyce Kilmer

“…I seemed to have entered the fairyland of my dreams. I wandered on as in a dream, all sense of time and space lost…buoyed up with an almost ethereal feeling of well-being, as if I had been detached from earth. I became intoxicated with the beauty around me, immersed in the joyousness and exaltation of feeling part of it all… Rays of light pierced the canopy of the forest… I had entered the temple of the woods. I sank to the ground in a state of ecstasy; everything was intensely vivid… The overpowering beauty of it all entered my very being. At that moment my heart brimmed over with a sense of unspeakable thankfulness which has followed me through the years since that woodland rebirth.”~Richard St. Barbe Baker

 

For more information:

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, SK, CA north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city.
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Facebook: StBarbeBaker
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Contact the MVA The MVA has begun a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund. If you wish to support the afforestation area with your donation, write a cheque to the “Meewasin Valley Authority Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund (MVA RSBBAA trust fund)” .
Twitter: StBarbeBaker
July 9, 2016 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area CLEAN UP Day PAMPHLET