Forest City meets Paul Hanley, author of Man of the Trees.

Paul Hanley, author of his new book, Man of the Trees - Richard St. Barbe Baker, The First Global Conservationist shared the life of this little-known global “Johnny Appleseed” with Londoner’s last Wednesday, November 7th at Innovation Works. He shared the fascinating life of Richard St. Barbe Baker, which can be summed up by Jane Goodall’s introduction to his book - “Why have we not heard of this extraordinary Man of the Trees, Richard St. Barbe Baker? He was, without doubt, one of the greatest advocates for the protection and restoration of forests ever. I am amazed by his life and accomplishments. He is one of my heroes.”

Paul set the context of Richard St. Barbe Baker’s life within the framework of his last book, Eleven, which looks at the changes needed to support life on our Planet with 11 billion inhabitants, by the end of this century. Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi, said that “Every concerned citizen of this planet needs to read this book”.

Paul Hanley has published five books and more than 1500 articles on the environment, agriculture, and other topics. He has been environment columnist with the Saskatoon StarPhoenix since 1989. Paul is a recipient of the Canadian Environment Award, the Organic Connections Pioneer Organic Communicator Award, and the Meewasin Conservation Award.