HAZELNUT Tree Planting

Newsflash: In about 11 days (on February 28 and 29, 2012), 11 young hazelnut trees are coming to the Pender Islands School, and we need your help!  These little trees also need your patience, because it’ll be 8 years before they make nuts (not quite like a big box store).  This is our School Nut Tree Project, which is a local food growing initiative for a brighter future.  All interested kids and grown-ups are invited to come co-create this event, on…

* TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 (between 9 am and afternoon)We need 5 more fit people at the School (5714 Canal Road) for shallow hole digging, soil moving/mounding, planting, and fencing of the first 8 hazelnut trees (plus we need a few more wheelbarrows and shovels).  Please call Zorah at 250-629-3825 ASAP if you can come out (even for part of the time);

* WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29 (11 am)We’re having a lovely little ceremony where we need some help to plant the remaining 3 trees, and then we honour everyone to whom we are so grateful for supporting this project: the Pender Islands School, Community Farmland Project,  Nu-To-Yu, Local Trust Committees, CRD, Vancity, local Home Hardware, Braedon’s Big Digem, GreenAngels, and people like you!  We also had a February 9, 2012 learning and planning meeting with kids, teachers, and other staff at the Pender School, which was a fun and informative way to kick off this first PCT initiative for more Community Protein & Starch Growing.  Thanks!

February 18, 2012