Pocket (Forests) Full of Change

B. Lorraine Smith
9 min readJan 20, 2018
Ricardo Cardim (left) stands with a volunteer planter among a rich array of biodiversity in the Potato Grove pocket forest. (Source: Ricardo Cardim)

There are amazing things going on around the world to restore urban forests. Knowledgeable people are making it possible for thousands of locals to participate in regenerating ecosystems in their own backyard, not just for a fun day of tree-planting, but to create better, safer and more productive spaces to enjoy within the city.

Ricardo Cardim of São Paulo, Brazil is an example of this movement. He has a…

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B. Lorraine Smith

Former sustainability consultant replacing ESG with reality-based insights about corporate purpose and impact. https://www.blorrainesmith.com/