In 2003-2004, I worked on Becoming the City that Planted Trees and Becoming Aware of a Paradox in Nurture. Both evolved in thinking about green spaces in Atlanta, where I was living at the time. In the first instance, I was observing development pressures destroying trees in the city, and I had the idea of working with participants to to plant trees and to demand accountability from city government in enforcing tree-protection laws. A year later, I became interested in the maintenance and care of neglected public lands in the city. The two projects somehow balance one another: planting trees and whacking back privet - additive and subtractive nurture.