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National Tree Day

National Acclaimed agronomist Tony Rinaudo National

From green trees to silver screens: how Tony Rinaudo’s incredible story made it to the movies with the help of an Academy Award-winning director

With the recent release of his documentary The Forest Maker, acclaimed Anglican agronomist Tony Rinaudo spoke with anglican focus about the making of the film, his experience changing lives in Africa through farmer-managed natural regeneration and his message about how we can contribute to a better planet as National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day approach

Tony chatting to villagers and teaching on FMNR in the village of Sarkin Hatsi in the Republic of the Niger in 2017

The Forest Maker’s hope for the future

“Even as a young boy, I felt sad at the sight of bare hills – at what had been lost. Without audible words, the land spoke to me. In its exposed brokenness, the land itself seemed to be grieving and crying out for help and restoration. As we drove, in my mind’s eye I was on those hills in my gumboots, shovel in hand, planting trees,” says Australian Anglican and agronomist Tony Rinaudo AM