Thank you for helping save Mr. Charlie’s trees

Charlie and I on location for the documentary

Thank you, merci, everyone who came on board this week, tous ceux qui sont montés dans le bateau cette semaine❤️ To qualify for grants, avant de prétendre à des subs, I have to invest my own money, je dois investir moi-même, which I am doing, ce que je fais, AND, ET, your support carries me forward, votre soutien me porte en avant. Charlie loved the land he reclaimed, Charlie aimait la terre qu’il a régénérée, and the trees he planted by hand, et les arbres qu’il a plantés à la main:

Mr. Charlie Terrell rose from extreme poverty to plant a million trees

Mr. Charlie Terrell telling the story of these pines, how he and his wife Margaret bought the abused over-farmed land, reclaimed it and planted the seedlings by hand from the back of a tractor. His love for the land and the trees and his knowledge of forestry are inspiring. Charlie intended for this land to be managed sustainably as a tree farm in perpetuity and bequeathed it to the University of Georgia Foundation for this purpose. The University sold the land to big timber in 2020–21 without making any provisions for its preservation. Of course, the realities have changed in the past 30+ years. With climate change accelerating, it is no longer enough to plant, harvest and replant. These are the themes of my film.

GoFundMe link: https://gofund.me/86ea6cc2

More to come!

Originally published at http://thankyouparis.wordpress.com on July 19, 2022.

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I’ve had several lives since coming to France: grad student, singer songwriter, writer and filmmaker, marriage and mothering….