Chicago Public Radio featured an interview of Trees for Life founder and president Balbir Mathur on the Worldview program as part of their Global Activism series. In the interview, Balbir speaks about how a two-year illness led to a vision that inspired him to start Trees for Life. He also shares personal experiences from the field that illustrate how Trees for Life serves by empowering people to help themselves.
Kansas Man Sows Seeds of Dream
By WILLIAM ROBBINS
Special to The New York Times
WICHITA, Kan. -- From an unusual base, Balbir Mathur, an unusual Kansan, will set off for India Monday to continue his pursuit of a goal that seems to him altogether reasonable. He wants to help reforest the world and help feed its hungry.
Trees for Life gives apple farmer, 89, a chance to sow good will.