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THE YOUTH TREE TEAM. IT'S A GREAT IDEA.



 
The Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County (CSC) has awarded Community Greening a Great Ideas Initiative Grant for the 2020 Youth Tree Team. The Youth Tree Team employs local youth to improve their neighborhoods, learn about green jobs, and teaches them to be good environmental stewards of the land.  Under supervision of a Master Arborist, the teens will learn job skills by maintaining trees and public green spaces, conducting community outreach, and attending "green collar" enrichment activities.  YTT not only invests in the youth that participate, it invests in neighborhoods that have historically not benefited from the eco-services of a healthy urban forest.  THANK YOU CSC!

11TH AVE GREENWAY JUST GOT GREENER



The City of Lake Worth Beach continued their tree planting campaign by planting 56 trees along the 11th Ave Greenway.  More than 100 people from across the county came to plant paradisetrees, mastics, buttonwoods, and even dwarf mangos on six city blocks to provide shade and food for residents. We had a strong showing of volunteers from Healthier Lake Worth, The Young Marines, Volunteers of the Palm Beaches, and DHL employees. Shaded public greenways going through neighborhoods for pedestrian and bike traffic is another great idea!.  We hope to see many more of these in Palm Beach County!

FOOD FOREST AT HENRIETTA BRIDGE FARM



CG is excited to announce that we're planting our second urban orchard in Palm Beach County!  We're partnering with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to “Rethink Paradise” in the City of West Palm Beach. The Food Forest at Henrietta Bridge Farm demonstrates tree canopy improvement through a community designed, collaborative project to provide free, healthy fruits to the residents of the Historic NW while establishing a warm and welcoming space for learning and social interactions.  CG has conducted outreach to identify fruit trees identified by our community partners. The Food Forest will have 53 trees including sugar apple, starfruit, jackfruit, breadfruit, soursop, sapodilla, mangos, avocados, guavas, mamey sapote and red mulberry. Thank you Chris Cabezas Landscape Architecture for designing the space! Join us on 10/26 for a community tree planting party (invite below).  Music by Digital Vibez, food by All American & Seafood, and KVL Media providing the digital content!
 
MEET A TREE 


"Planting a tree was a humbling experience! It was a great reminder of how much life they provide."
 
- James, Marie and Persephanie with "Micah" the Paradisetree

VOLUNTEER WITH US!



 

Trees Are Key To Fighting Urban Heat — But Cities Keep Losing Them

 
 
PARTNER APPRECIATION 
  
 
We knew we were on to something special when Sonel Simon, AKA DJ SoNyce, started off a tree planting with a customized storm-themed playlist just after Hurricane Irma.  Since then, he's DJ'd numerous tree plantings and always turns them into a party. Volunteers feel Sonel's positive personality and community spirit through his music. He can magically make people want to dance while digging a hole under the hot Florida sun. We appreciate our partnership with DJ SoNyce and hope for many more tree planting parties together. 
 
COMMUNITY GREENING IS PART OF

  DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • Community food forests reflect a history of planting, tending, and managing forest ecosystems for human use. 
     
  • There are an estimated 70 community food forest projects in the United States. 
     
  • Community food forests play a role in changing models of civic progress and shape how we understand and envision a resilient future in built environments. 
     
  • Food forests are multifunctional systems that yield lasting payoffs such as leisure, health, and well-being; food production; urban canopy; and social interaction. 
     
  • Community food forests start an informed conversation about food literacy and accessibility, community health and well-being, environmental sustainability and community change. 
     
  • Community food forests increase food literacy, participation in civic programs and local politics, healthy eating, and environmental stewardship. 
     
  • Community food forests change mindsets from individualistic lifestyles to ones that create a sense of local abundance and shared opportunity. 
Provided by "The Community Food Forest Handbook" 
by Catherine Bukowski and John Munsell


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