Old-Growth Forest Network

1 year ago

Nature is a huge part of who we are.

When we’re not working, we’re finding ways to enjoy the outdoors. Camping, hiking, paddle boarding, or just grilling in our backyard — this is where we clear our heads and feel a deep sense of gratitude for the beautiful world around us. It’s where we find inspiration.

You may remember us writing about Cook Forest a couple posts back. Anthony was first drawn to those majestic old-growth woods by a writer named Joan Maloof and her thoughtful book, “Among the Ancients.” Dr. Maloof is passionate about preserving our forests and giving them the chance to organically evolve into what they were meant to become — natural havens where we can rest, reflect, admire and simply be.

We are honored to give a portion of every sale to Dr. Maloof’s organization, the Old-Growth Forest Network. Their mission is to preserve and protect an old-growth forest in every county where forests can grow. You can learn more here.

“I wonder why, of all the ways my life could have gone, it is these untrammeled forests that have claimed me. The poet Rainer Maria Rilke says that what you are called to is also calling you. Is it the trees that want their story to be told? Or is it this beauty, this stunning beauty of our planet that does not want to be forgotten? Perhaps what I’m searching for is beauty, and I just keep finding it over and over again in these old-growth forests. These places of beauty and life are the seeds of hope. We have erased the beauty from many places, but not all. Here it still exists. And the Earth can still heal, the way we, as individuals and as species, can heal. The seeds of hope are here. The seeds are beautiful.”

– Joan Maloof