Promise of Change, Planting Tree by Tree - een blog voor Happy Eco News

The elderly’s stories about vast, fragrant, and cool forests in our village, Masaouada, in the Rif area of northern Morocco, puzzled me. Their true-life stories intertwined with Berber fairy tales of giants, witches, and talking animals.

In the area I grew up in, forests had long disappeared. It was unimaginable that the arid, dry earth had once been covered with life. It was also unimaginable that my grandmother, as a young girl, drank from many springs. It was inconceivable that water once flowed abundantly through the rivers—rivers that had now turned into dusty ditches. No wonder her stories about her youth seemed like fairy tales.

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