“THE GREEN MAN” A TRIBUTE TO FRANK COOK
Refusing to be confined by the conforms of modern day society, Frank Cook inspired countless people around the world to return to their roots of community resilience by teaching how to use local plants for food and medicine.
This ten-minute tribute captures the essence of beloved Green Man, Frank Cook, through his own words, as well as the recollection of friends and family.
With Nature as the classroom and Frank the voice of the green world, his life was a demonstration of how to consciously steward the earth and listen to our hearts.
Compelled by a mission to meet the approximately 500 plant families on the planet, this botanical globe trotter poetically put the story of the plants into practical, daily engagement, reminding people to “Eat something wild every day” and to look at plants as allies.
This film depicts how, in spite of an unexpected death at an early age, Frank Cook, through his writings, plant walks, lectures and networking at world gatherings, was able to bring down the green wall for thousands, helping to see the trees from the forest.
“A beautiful tribute to a visionary and gifted man who transformed many lives, including mine, through his passion for sharing plants and their stories” Sandor Katz author of The Art of Fermentation
“A concise summary of a short but beautiful and productive life. Forever inquisitive, forever riddling me with challenging questions, he focused both our knowledge.”- James A. Duke PhD, author of the Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook
“If life is kind, you stumble across a master teacher who changes everything for you. Frank Cook was such a teacher.”- Tim Toben, co-founder, Pickard’s Mtn Eco-Institute
“The Green Man is a walk with an old and cherished friend, colleague, and teacher…. It serves as a poignant and timely reminder of the importance of Frank Cook’s work for a world in desperate need of transition. This short film will be of interest to anyone committed to a more sustainable and peaceful society, those seeking a more intimate relationship with the plant world, and to all of us who can learn from the incredible example of a life well-lived.” –James R. Veteto, PhD, ethnoecologist
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