By Maggie Bailey, We Plant it Forward
During the Longleaf Festival on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 10am-2pm, be sure to visit with We Plant it Forward. The group will be giving away Longleaf Pine seedlings and tree seed kits.
The ninth-annual Longleaf Festival is a celebration of the longleaf pine ecosystem, and includes free family activities and environmental education. Ride a train, see live animals, play games, make crafts, and enjoy live music. Food trucks will be on-site.
The location is Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill, North Carolina (Wake County). For directions to the park, click here for google map. This is a rain-or-shine event; exception is severe weather. See Park updates on Facebook.
We Plant it Forward is a program of Terra Vita, an environmental, educational non-profit organization that aims to build an open community network of people who will make tree planting an everyday practice. WE PLANT it FORWARD strives to nurture a way of life that moves communities from protecting and restoring the natural environment to nurturing a thriving natural environment. Services include planting trees, giving away tree seedlings and educating the community about the benefits of trees, showing people how easy it is to plant and care for trees!
Terra Vita is an environmental nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring and preserving the natural environment to bring harmony to all life. What sets us apart is our focus on engaging the community to be the change we need; through providing volunteer opportunities, employee engagement, workshops, and educational activities. We have programs and materials that target ways to improve how we affect and interact with land, water and air and how we sustainably use energy. Our services range across diverse areas, such as, tree planting, tree giveaways, ecological soil restoration, rain barrel workshops, environmental educational activities, clean water advocacy and more.