Man plants trees every day for 37 years

Man plants trees every day for 37 years
May 31, 2017 Christina Mullin

Bananas bound for Whole Foods (I get so excited every time I see them there!)

A man in India plants trees every day and creates a forest bigger than central park

Since 1979, Jadav Payeng has been planting hundreds of trees on an Indian island threatened by erosion. In this film, photographer Jitu Kalita traverses Payeng’s home- the largest river island in the world –and reveals the touching story of how this modern-day Johnny Appleseed turned an eroding desert into a wondrous oasis. Funded in part by Kickstarter, “Forest Man” was directed by William Douglas McMaster and won Best Documentary for the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014.

Watch “Forest Man”