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American Chestnut Tree Revival - Planting Event

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ANTINANCO EARTH ARTS SCHOOL

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On October 23rd, 2021, we will be planting American Chestnut trees and other native food-producing trees at The South Branch Preserve in Budd Lake, NJ.

We are seeking local volunteers, youth groups, high school and undergrad students to participate in the tree planting event.

The day will include educational presentations by environmental and reforestation experts, and the distribution of educational materials on environmental literacy, sustainability, reforestation, and tree planting. We will also offer native persimmon and paw paw seedlings by donation.

Community service certificates will be available upon request.

The American Chestnut tree is native to our forest ecosystem, and is, sadly, on the brink of extinction. We are excited to be entering into our 3rd year of the American Chestnut Revival project, and have planted 108 trees so far. We hope you can join us on this continuing mission.

You can find more information about the American Chestnut Revival project here: https://www.antinanco.org/american-chestnut-trees,

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About ANTINANCO EARTH ARTS SCHOOL

Location:

46 Seven Oaks Circle, Holmdel, NJ 07733, US

Mission Statement

Antinanco Earth Arts School is a coalition of teachers and community leaders committed to preserving traditional and indigenous knowledge, and providing public access to education beyond the classroom walls through nature experiences, hands-on projects, international cultural exchange programs and environmental conservation projects. ​We teach practical earth-based skills, arts, mindfulness, arts, non-conflict resolution, emotional empowerment and team building. We provide and promote all types of education about the Earth, its inhabitants and ecosystems, educating about the impact of our actions on the surrounding environment. We support local and indigenous communities through education and direct relief, both financial and in-kind.

Description

Our Key Programs:

  • Support of Native American Communities through crisis relief and educational programs;
  • Nature Skills, Building and Community Service Programs for Children and Adults. The Program commenced with two one-day clinics in 2015. Currently, we offer 20 domestic and 6 international programs annually, catering to about 500 children per year;
  • Solar Energy Projects and Education. Since inception, we have been involved in a number of community projects providing expertise and hands-on assistance with transforming boats, vans and pop-up campers into off-grid platforms with solar panels and rain-water collection systems.
  • We also provide education clean energy sources, helping to develop understanding on how to formulate needs and set priorities, address safety issues and learn basics of electricity and solar energy;
  • Bring Back the American Chestnut Tree Project. We planted our first 25 American Chestnut trees in Emmaus, PA in 2018, and 82 more trees in Mt. Olive, NJ and Bangor, PA in 2019. Our goal is to work continuously on restoring the American Chestnut species to its native range and restore the specific function provided by the tree to the East Coast ecosystems that evolved with it. We hold children’s education around this Project encouraging them to plant trees and record their observations. We are hoping to plant at least 50 additional trees in 2020.

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WHEN

Sat Oct 23, 2021
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

WHERE

South Branch Preserve, Budd Lake,56-60 Wolfe RdBudd Lake, NJ 07828

(40.8903,-74.74541)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Botany
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 6 hours

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