Today we worked with two of the kindergarden classes from Belmont Community School. Each class got to help shovel dirt into the hole, play in the mud and hold a worm. The classes promised that they would continue to water the trees each week, with the help of there teachers, using watering cans. The trees are planted outside of there classrooms so for the rest of the year they will be able to look out the window and know that they helped to make a difference. The hope is that they will continue to look after the trees each year that they attend Belmont Community School.
After leading the two trainings, Ruth and I stayed to plant five more trees. In total we planted two ginkos, one red oak, one blackgum tupelo, one honeylocus and one Cleveland select pear.
What a productive day!
"Education is only a ladder to gather fruit from the tree of knowledge, not the fruit itself"