In 1912 when the Japanese sent a gift of over 3,000 cherry trees, which were planted on national park land around the Tidal Basin. Similar gifts brought cherry trees to New York, Philadelphia, and other U.S. cities.
When kids are getting outside a lot for their recreation, there is usually an adult (or group of adults) helping to make sure that happens.
Having experienced numerous recessions in my professional lifetime, I’ve come to the conclusion that for all their destructiveness, some good comes out of them.
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