Rufus Walter Andrews Wanning

Orland, Maine


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1942 - 2013Rufus Walter Andrews Wanning, 71, died at home May 10, 2013, in Orland, Maine, of leukemia, with his family around him and the aid of New Hope Hospice. Born in Boston, MA, the son of the late Andrews and Patricia Wanning, Rufus grew up in Cambridge and in the Hudson River...

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sign at the Rufus grove

When Rufus passed on I asked each of SHI's country programs to plant a tree in his memory. Recently I heard from our program in Panama that, hearing what kind of man Rufus was, they wanted to do something more significant and planted 218 trees of 15 species in an agroforestry plot on the organic demonstration farm of SHI participant Erik Rodriquez in memory of Rufus! Everyone who visits the farm will see the sign and the trees honoring Rufus and his commitment to trees and people all over...

coffee tree in Rufus grove

organic farm home to Rufus grove

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anatto in Rufus grove

tamarind tree in Rufus grove

soursop tree in Rufus grove

orange tree in Rufus grove

One of 218 trees planted in memory of Rufus