David Ranalli is a globe-trotting magician who, in his spare time, is leading the movement to re-forest the American Midwest.
David fell in love with the mysterious art of Forest Gardening by complete accident. After feeling exhausted from life on the road performing, he started looking for ways to get outside while also increasing the value of his property.
After learning about all forms of farming, he came across a practice called Permaculture Design, and got certified in 2018. From there, he decided to plant an “edible forest” on his own property.
During this time, David realized that forests hold important solutions for our world’s biggest problems related to climate change, economics, and human health.
The results of David’s project captured the attention of press outlets and community leadership. People were surprised to learn that tree planting is a no-brainer investment that can be part of a strategy to thrive during these unstable times.
Fast forward to today, and David still performs as a touring magician. However, his ambitions for forest builds have grown, and he is currently designing a large-scale project that he hopes to gain international notoriety. He also occasionally releases videos about his ideas and projects on sustainability, which you can see on his Youtube Channel Sustainable Living TV.