In eleven years, Kidd, who worked with over fifteen hundred schools and citizen groups throughout his native Ohio, has managed to plant an astonishing 12 million trees. He is now an independent candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives and is a leading environmental activist, with projects in Pennsylvania, Iowa, Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska, with new projects underway each year. As these projects are made available to citizen groups all over, since Kidd advocates local communities owning their own work.
Growing America is the story of an extraordinary man. It’s about a man who made a commitment to be nonviolent when serving in Vietnam; a man who looked for solutions rather than be overwhelmed by global problems; a man who went against the advice of forestry services and bureaucracy and inspired ordinary citizens and local government to make a difference in their neighborhoods, communities, and throughout the state.
More than that, Growing America is about civic involvement, of making communities vibrant and healthy, and inspiring all of us to help America flourish.
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The story of how he conceived, organized and accomplished his 1989 dream of reseeding thousands of parcels of mostly barren open land, from tiny backyards to acres of fallow fields, is inspirational: in the sections where he discusses his program, Kidd is as fervent about the nuts-and-bolts of wo...| Read Full Review of Growing America: The Story of...