Jade Blackwater joins Festival of the Trees team
Today we are pleased to welcome Jade L. Blackwater as the third official organizer/coordinator of the Festival of the Trees. Jade is a writer, artist, and naturalist living in the evergreen forests of western Washington, and most Festival supporters will recognize her name: she’s hosted four different editions of the FOTT at her blog Arboreality, and has always been one of its most enthusiastic champions. She runs an independent writing/editing business, and is the first person thanked in the acknowledgements for the wonderful book Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connections to Trees, by Nalini M. Nadkarni.
The blog carnival’s uniquely decentralized publishing model presents special challenges for promotion, as we’ve discovered. But we’re determined to do a better job of telling people what the Festival of the Trees is and why they should participate, and we’re very glad to have Jade on board to help us do that.