How poet W.S. Merwin found paradise by planting palm trees

Aired: 2/20/2015 | 0:06:18 | Clip
In the late 1970s, the renowned poet W.S. Merwin bought three acres of an old pineapple plantation in Hawaii - a “paradise lost,” where little would grow due to deforestation and chemicals leftover in the soil. Little by little, he and his wife began planting trees, and the garden grew into a whole forest of palms from seeds collected around the world. Jeffrey Brown visits Merwin’s garden in Maui.

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