Birth Tree Family Celebration 2014

This past Sunday, Sustainable Williston celebrated families of new children in Williston with a gift of a tree or shrub to each family, each with a small bronze tag with the new child’s name. The trees were donated by Gardener’s Supply in Williston, and sponsors Vermont Wildflower Farm and Green Mountain Compost donated wildflower seeds and a free bag of compost, respectively. The program was also supported generously by Vermont Forests, Parks, and Recreation and the Town of Williston.

Here are photos from Birth Tree Program organizer Marie-Claude Beaudette:

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Birth Tree Project sponsors

Town of Williston Gardeners Supply Company Vermont Forests Parks and Recreation Green Mountain Compost Vermont Wildflower Farm

Sustainable Williston will meet Wed 9/24

Sustainable Williston, our citizen environmental and sustainability group, will hold its monthly meeting next Wednesday, September 24th, at the Dorothy Alling Library. We’ll meet upstairs in the Vermont room from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

Current topics include a report on our Birth Tree program celebration, in which local families with a new child receive a free tree of their choice to plant; a spoon drive to create a loaner collection of flatware for local events; and reviewing our group goals as shown on our About page. (We have grown and evolved since those goals were originally written.)

Everyone interested in sustainability issues is invited. If you have any questions or comments, drop us a note. Hope to see you there!