Rising Forests: A New Way of Farming

Steve Biver, a member of our Sangha and a professional videographer and photographer, traveled with us last summer to the remote section of the Dominican Republic / Haiti borderland, where our Tree Bank Hispaniola program is based. Steve met many of our farmers; he also got a close-up look at some of their lands—and some of their problems. The result is "Rising Forests: A New Way of Farming."

The music for the video was composed and performed by Steve’s wife, Gina Biver. Gina is a professional musician—and a Sangha member as well. Chris Bright, the Sangha’s President, contributed the script.

You can see more of Steve’s work at his website,

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The Tree Bank has thus far conserved or restored 200 acres of threatened tropical forest—and in the process, we’ve improved the incomes of about 40 impoverished farm families. Help us conserve our next hundred acres! You can donate now!

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To see another interesting video—a kind of video narrative—covering all of the Sangha’s work, go to the media coverage section of our Library page, and play the video created by Charles Mills and Nelson Cuellar. (It’s listed under July 2011.)

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