Book Launch: The Forest Underground by Tony Rinaudo

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Hear from Tony Rinaudo on his revolutionary work in Africa and beyond, and celebrate the launch of his inspiring new autobiography.


Tuesday 31st May 2022 @ 6:30 pm – 
Tuesday 31st May 2022 @ 8:30 pm


St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne Cnr Swanston Street and Flinders Street Melbourne CBD, VIC 3000

How do you bring back forests without planting a single tree?

In his 17 years in Niger, world-renowned agronomist Tony Rinaudo (from Myrtleford, Victoria) discovered an embarrassingly simple and affordable method of regreening land by reviving damaged trees rather than planting new ones. It’s a technique that not only alleviates poverty and soaks up carbon, but also costs almost 36 times less than planting trees from scratch.

This is not some green fantasy. Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) has, from small beginnings, already regreened more than 18 million hectares in 27 countries, reduced our carbon footprint and transformed millions of lives and livelihoods.

Tony shares his insights and inspiring life story in his autobiography The Forest Underground: Hope for a Planet in Crisis.

For his influential contributions, Tony has received the Right Livelihood Award and was appointed as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia. He is now the Principal Climate Action Advisor with World Vision Australia.

Join Tony at St Paul’s Cathedral to launch his new autobiography. The event will consist of a talk, reading, Q&A, and book signing.


6:30 PM — Welcome & Introductions

6:45 PM — Talk & reading from Tony

7:30 PM — Q&A

7:45 PM — Book Signing/Meet & Greet

8:30 PM — Formal event finishes