the man who created paradise, by gene logsdon
what an amazing story. fiction, unfortunately. yet it's the not the first time i've read of someone who was inspired to buy devastated land with a view to restoring to it some of the beauty and health it had lost. and since ravaged lands would be far more affordable, perhaps that is the most accessible way to own land. not to mention the most satisfying.
wendell berry speaks of caring for the land, of being a steward, of helping it to heal, and letting it heal us.
wouldn't it be wonderful to heal just one little piece of our sad, wounded planet?