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Paul H. Patterson - Professor of Poultry Science, Penn State University Park

Book Title: The Man Who Planted Trees

Author: Jean Giono

Book Description:

The Man Who Planted Trees is a wonderful fable about a shepherd who plants 100 acorns a day for thirty years. For the last 4 years, I have been planting trees on poultry and livestock farms in Pennsylvania with Penn State and USDA personnel. We have witnessed some of the same transformations that Elzeard Bouffier witnessed at the turn of the century, including dissolving conflict and replenishing the land and people at the urban-rural interface. It is a timeless story, with a message about sustainable practices that plays equally well today.

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