Development Director, Gemara, at Kindness Festival
Now that the planting season has come and gone, Trees, Water & People is working to raise awareness about our tree-planting program. Thanks to our partnership with the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery, we are growing the next generation of Ponderosa Pines for the 2017 planting season in South Dakota. In the meantime, these little guys have had a few local field trips (they are already some well-traveled trees)!
The first event with these baby trees was hosted by the Whole Foods Market, where we asked shoppers to sponsor a tree by signing a wooden stake and writing well-wishes or dedications on the back to send along to South Dakota in the spring. People loved the tiny little guys and kept asking if they could buy them and take them home! This was a great opportunity to educate community members we don't often get the chance to talk to about how important our tree-planting program on Tribals Land is.
Our second fall event was a collaboration with other nonprofits and organizations in our community to celebrate kindness. Speakers reminded us of the importance of being kind to one another, but also to animals and the planet. Trees, Water & People's booth at the festival featured our little trees, and again, we asked for people to sponsor a tree and send their kindness and kind words on stakes to be planted with the trees.
To end our fall outreach, Trees, Water & People was invited to a nonprofit fair at Colorado State University, where hundreds of eighth-grade students came to check out all the different charitable organizations in our community. Our booth was one of the most popular, with tons of students signing stakes to send up with our trees to South Dakota. It was fun to see the kids get so excited about planting trees!
It's been an eventful autumn for TWP and our little trees. We know they will grow big and strong once they reach South Dakota with all this love surrounding them. Thanks for all of your support!