I thought this article was apropos given our discussions last night about community and school gardens:
While researching for ideas on community building and creating local economies I came upon this checklist for "Locality Development." It is a checklist of reason for building local communities and I believe many of these reasons are why Placer Sustain exists. Happy reading.
Not quite as beautiful as a real tree but may be necessary in some settings to reduce carbon footprints and save money.