Today was the last community planting event of the 2012 Casey Trees planting season. The Wangari Gardens, a public community garden near Brookland, just west of the Washington Hospital Center, was the location of today’s event. 27 trees were planted all around the perimeter of the garden with a great variety of trees, most of them blooming species. This will definitely look beautiful in the spring and summer. If you would like to find out more about the Wangari Gardens, or even actively participate check out their website.
It took dozens of volunteers only a little bit over 2 hours to plant all the trees.
All Citizen Foresters volunteers were treated to a wonderful lunch at the Kangaroo Boxing Club on 11th Street NW. Some of us, including myself, graduated to Citizen Planters after having participated in 3 plantings and a planting workshop this season. Citizen Planters are qualified to lead a group of volunteers at a planting event. I can’t wait for the spring season to start, so I can share all I have learned.
Casey Trees sure knows how to take care of their volunteers. They serve breakfast and lunch at every planting, and participants of workshops and classes do not go hungry either. So I encourage everybody who is interested in trees, or who wants to get active and help planting trees, to check out the Casey Trees website and see what they have to offer.