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CAMILLA ALLEN

THE MAN
OF THE TREES
Richard St. Barbe Baker
FR_ RESUMÉ
RICHARD ST. BARBE BAKER
LE VOYAGE DE Camilla Allen au Canada
a facilité sa recherche sur le forestier,
humanitaire et environnementaliste
britannique Richard St. Barbe Baker,
(1889-1982), fondateur des Men of the
Trees et l'instigateur visionnaire de la
Grande Muraille verte de l'Afrique. Bien
que son histoire soit internationale et
qu'elle couvre l'Afrique, le Moyen-Orient,
l'Inde, la Chine, l'Australie et les
Amériques, l'importance du Canada
signifiait qu'un voyage à Saskatoon était
essentiel pour comprendre l'évolution de
sa vie et de son travail.

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1 BAKER IN HIS LATER YEARS 2 CAMILLA ALLEN,
TREE LOVER, RESEARCHER, AUTHOR
PHOTO 1,2,3,4,6 COURTESY CAMILLA ALLEN

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"During my time in Saskatchewan,
I felt closer than ever to this
extraordinary man."
EN_
IN APRIL 2016 I was flying across the
snow-dusted prairie of central Canada
on my way to Saskatoon where I was
about to spend two weeks buried
deep in the University Archives and
Special Collections of the University of
Saskatchewan. I'm sure that I raised a
few eyebrows as I took photos from the
airplane windows. The land stretched out
below me, tufted and undulating yet with
a grid demarked upon its surface, the likes
of which I had never seen before.
The trip to Canada, made possible by
generous grants from the LACF as well as
the Canada UK Foundation, was key to the
research I am doing on English forester,
humanitarian and environmentalist
Richard St. Barbe Baker, 1889-1982,
founder of the Men of the Trees and
the visionary instigator of Africa's Great
Green Wall. Although his story is an
international one - spanning Africa, the
Middle East, India, China, Australia and
the Americas - the significance of Canada
meant that a journey to Saskatoon was
critical to understanding the evolution of
his life and work.

THE SASKATOON CONNECTION
I quickly settled into life in Saskatoon
with a daily cycle ride along the South
Saskatchewan River to the University.
There I would spend the day in the
company of the wonderful staff in the
Archives, surrounded by multiple taupe
boxes, the contents of which were a
treasure trove of information and delight
for me.
The reason that the Baker Papers are
held at the University of Saskatchewan
stretches all the way back to 1909 when
a twenty-year-old Richard Baker, aware
of Saskatoon's identity as a temperance
colony, emigrated to Canada to enrol
at Emmanuel College to study Divinity.
Baker was one of the first hundred
students at the school, and his alma mater
continued to occupy a special place in his
story for the rest of his life. Canada's 13th
Prime Minister John George Diefenbaker
was a contemporary there, and became
a friend.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Winter 2017

To Begin With
Une Dernière Salve
Collaborateurs
Writers
Upfront
Prologue
La Vague
Romance of the Stone
La Pierre Romancée
Numériser La Nature
Riding Technology’s Wild Interface
Flooding Fields
Conversation
Designing Invisible Landscapes
Stacking Up - the LA’s Toolkit: A Groundhog Plugin for Grasshopper
Grasshopper Gagne Un Plugiciel
Wood Works
Floating a New Idea for Water Stewardship
LACF
Bourses De La FACP
Critique
Parting Shot
Une Dernière Salve
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Writers
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - La Pierre Romancée
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Designing Invisible Landscapes
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Grasshopper Gagne Un Plugiciel
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