Haden and I ventured out together for a community service project today! In collaboration with Trees Atlanta, our Give and Learn homeschool group went to plant trees! It was a lot of fun. And a lot of work!
Before planting, we read the book Seeds of Change by Jen Johnson. The book was about Wangari Muta Maathai, a Kenyan woman who won the 2004 Noble Peace Prize. She was known for many great things but one of them was her efforts in environmental conservation and planting trees. 🙂 It was a great story with beautiful illustrations.
We also talked about the many reason why trees are important and good to have around.
I think Haden and I planted almost 10 trees today!
You can join Trees Atlanta on Saturdays and volunteer your time by helping with tree planting and forest restoration projects now that planting season has begun. 🙂