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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has”
Margaret Mead

Help Grow the Forest-

Adopt a Tree
At the center of the Heart Forest is a grove of 550 eastern red cedar trees planted in a grid pattern. Surrounding the cedars are concentric bands of flowering, shade and pine trees chosen for their color and texture at maturity.

aerial photoWe invite you to join with other individuals, families and groups by adopting a tree in the Heart of the Heart for $100. This gift to the generations is a perfect way to mark a special occasion or commemorate a life of a loved one.

Honorees or their families will receive a notification card recognizing the name of the donor(s) and the location of the tree in the Forest.

Donations can be sent directly to:
The Heart Forest Foundation,
c/o The Greater Kansas City Community Foundations
1055 Broadway, Ste 130
Kansas City, MO 64105 USA

The Heart Forest is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization and donations
are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

Become a Heart Forest Steward
The Heart Forest needs your help! Our stewards are the core workers for the maintenance of the Heart Forest on scheduled work days and visit the Forest regularly to maintain the parking area and access condition of the trees. Call 816/756-0099 or
for more information.


Our logo, by Gordon Johnson at Pinnacle Creative, is on our t-shirts ($15) and canvas bags ($10).

t-shirts are available in S, M, L, and XL hf bag

Anne Hunt Patterson’s wonderful conceptual illustration of what the Heart Forest could look like when the trees are mature. The Heart Forest poster is available for a $20 donation.

more trees posters

heart forest poster
The EarthBead© is hand made, one at a time; just as there have been countless sunrises, each EarthBead is a little different and yet the same. Sculpted from polyform clay, the ocean currents, land masses, cloud formations, and polar caps are different colored clays and the heart is individually formed and carefully centered on the bead. Strung on a slender golden thread. $10 donation.

The EarthBead© was first conceived and made by Rae Petersen as a consciousness and fundraiser for the annual Future Is Now Peace Celebration in 1990.

Purchasing books at Amazon.com thru these links will help support the Heart Forest.

A Field Guide to Eastern Forests North America (Peterson Field Guide Series)

Forest Journey: The Role of Wood in the Development of Civilization by John Perlin

Myths of the Sacred Tree: Myths from Africa, America, China, Sumeria, Russia, Greece, India, Scandinavia, Europe, Egypt, South America, Arabia by Moyra Caldecott, Anthea Toorchen (Ill.)

Fantastic Trees by Edwin A. Menninger

1001 Questions Answered About Trees by Rutherford Platt

Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message by Jake Swamp

To receive more information on adopting a tree, our EM project or to order a poster, tshirt or bag, or EarthBead©, either your request, call 816-756-0099, or write:
The Heart Forest, 123 W Armour Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111 USA.

Please add $8 s/h. ($8 will pay for US priority mail up to 2 lbs. Please inquire for orders that might weigh more than 2 lbs or for international shipping charges.) You may also use your Visa, MC, Discover, or American Express account through The Creative Process.

Thank You to Mark Rost, pilot and photographer, for our annual family photo.

Land artist Stan Herd of Lawrence, KS helped intergrating the design with the “lay of the land.”


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