We planted 10,000 trees at Rock Creek Farms earlier this June, making our agroforestry plans a reality. Planting trees has proved to be a powerful experience for all involved. As we face sobering news within our country, from the rising death toll of Covid-19 to police responding with brutality to peaceful protests honoring George Floyd, we seem to be facing a reckoning. At Rock Creek, planting trees has been an exercise in hope: land that had been a conventional monoculture can become a native forest ecosystem. Change is possible. We can build a better future.