Stories Happen in Forests: Grow & Forage

We’re excited to share with you the final Stories Happen in Forests video for this year: Grow & Forage! Meet Indy Srinath, the manager for the Southside Community Garden in Asheville, NC. She’s not only a gardener, but she’s an educator and a forager, too. Indy is passionate about honoring the sacrifices of those who […]

Stories Happen in Forests: Forests for All

In honor of Veteran’s Day, I’m excited to share with you the latest Stories Happen in Forests video: Forests for All! The stars of this video are veteran, motivational speaker, and blind adventurer, Lonnie Bedwell, along with aspiring recreational therapist and paraplegic adventurer, Maggie Gettys. This pair of forest-loving friends enjoy all the woods have […]

We Can All be Superheroes

A few weeks ago, I finally watched the Marvel comic movie the Black Panther. I couldn’t stop thinking about how that movie is a sign of the times, of how the Black Lives Matter Movement and every black person fighting for justice at this moment in history created the space for the Black Panther superhero […]

Stories Happen in Forests Videos

We often think about the clean air and water that forests provide us, but do we ever sit down and imagine all the unique and wonderful ways that human beings connect with forests in deeply personal ways? Dogwood Alliance took up that challenge. We’ve searched across the Southeast for stories about individual relationships to the […]

JC Woodley admires a beautiful southern forest

Stories Happen in Forests

Our standing forests are awe-inspiring, critical for our well-being and survival, and hold an untold number of tales. To honor our forests and the impact they have on all people’s lives, Dogwood Alliance hosted “Stories Happen in Forests” at Motorco in Durham to a standing room only crowd. Eight amazing storytellers shared their inspiring stories […]