The best news from the #WATWB In Darkness, Be Light for us is when we hear of a positive action for the sustenance of our Mother Nature. We celebrated Earth Day a couple of days ago so talking about how we can nurture our planet back to good health felt right for my post for the We Are The World Blogfest.
A group of school students have set up an example that all of us can support in our own way. Planting a single tree to growing a forest, each small action matters. I have shared about composting and trees earlier as well.
SayTrees plants saplings and supports them to become trees. At SayTrees we have been creating urban and rural forests, support farmers with fruit trees, rejuvenate lakes and water bodies and install solar lamps in villages. SayTrees does all this with support from individuals and corporates which wish to bring change to the society under their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiatives. Find out more here –SayTrees is an NGO in India.
Located in the Hennagara village of Karnataka, a government school celebrated the anniversary of planting 5,500 trees on World Earth Day on its premises. The trees were planted as saplings just a year ago by the students of this school with the help of SayTrees, a voluntary group.
The forest is grown through the Miyawaki plantation method, which involves the plantation of native species of plants close to each other where saplings are placed randomly on the forest bed ensuring that no two similar varieties are adjacent to each other.
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Great news! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for sharing so much about SayTrees. also, I was not aware of the Miyawaki plantation method. great post.
At this point in time, anybody engaged in tree-planting is a great hero. The world is facing a catastrophe and planting trees is one of the key activities that will save us all. I’m grateful to SayTrees for their dedication in giving future generations a better world. Thank you for sharing this story.
Hi Indi – it’s always good to read about trees being planted … we need them for so many reasons … wonderful sustenance for Earth Day recently and a good reminder to us all – how essential plants are to our life on earth. Cheers Hilary
Love the concept of saving the planet by planting trees, and that high school students are involved, and I liked that neat picture of a tree you posted above. What a fabulous site your link took me to; I had no idea that SayTrees existed, let alone did so much for so many. Thanks for sharing this uplifting post:)
The best thing about this blog hop is all the useful information one finds through reading other blogs. Loved your post. Thanks for being a host.
This really was an amazingly informative post Inderpreet. Thanks for sharing. we have some land partially cultivated and are looking for avenues to make our plot greener.
I have contacted Say Trees and hope they will be able to help. will keep you posted about the result.
Hi Indy! 🙂 It’s been a while…I love the new look of your website!
This is a wonderful initiative! The environment needs all the help it can get, these days.
It has!! Glad to see you here. I think WATWB has given us a wonderful opportunity to connect with Mother Earth and kindness.
Thanks for visiting.
Have a great weekend. M
Thanks for stopping by, Melinda.