A Few Highlights from this Week’s Tree Planting Parties

May 2, 2011

We delivered our first round of Tree Planting Kits last Wednesday to fifteen communities across Greater Boston.  All through the week and weekend, Delegations have been planting heirloom apple trees and celebrating Civic Fruit!  Check out some highlights below.

Delegations, please send us your photos and post them on our Facebook Page.  If you post them on Flickr, please tag them with “Boston Tree Party.”

We deliver the next round of kits on May 11th.  We’re still accepting new Delegations–please contact laura@bostontreeparty.org if your community (school, faith community, business, hospital, etc.) would like to participate.

Gately Youth Center/ City Sprouts/ Peabody School/ Cambridge Plant and Garden Club (At the Peabody School, Cambridge)

Bobbing for apples (one apple and one bowl of water at a time…).

Apple tasting and apple crossword puzzles.

Apple treats.


Digging the hole.

Planting the apple tree.

Somerville Climate Action/ Groundwork Somerville (At Foss Park, Somerville)

The two planting sites.

Digging the first hole.

Reading the “Declaration of Interdependence,” which everyone signed.

Groundwork Somerville/ Shape Up Somerville (At the Blessing of the Bay Boathouse Park, Somerville)

The crowd.

Planting the first tree.

Planting three more trees in the park.

Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School/ The Harvard Community Garden (Cambridge)

Digging the first hole.

Watering the tree.

Quincy Elementary School/ Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition (Chinatown)

One of the trees.

The Delegation at the Quincy School.

Planting at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition.

Boston Day and Evening Academy (Roxbury)

Garden day.

Digging the first hole.

And a little behind the scenes peek…

Filling 150 bags of ramial wood chip mulch…
(Thank you Allandale Farm for generously lending us space to store our kit materials!)

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