How African children are learning Tress planting in their region, to support the fight against climate change & desertification

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Planting a tree with your children can mean so much more than just adding an attractive feature to your garden – it’s an opportunity to ‘put something back’ into the environment and encourage birds, insects and other creatures into your habitat.

Planting trees connects children with nature and shows them that their hard work makes a difference in the world  .

School children can take an active role in helping to green their schools by teaming with their teachers, administrators, and parents to plant trees on their school property.

It teaches them about plants and shows them how their efforts make an impact that they and their communities can revisit for years

Trees in a school yard improve air quality and can reduce temperatures in warm climates by 10°F. They provide shade in hot temperatures and and new signs of life. They are a small environmental investment that will pay dividends for decades to come

The garden is a veritable wonderland for young children, with all manner of natural processes to watch, observe and delight in, from wildlife and wild flowers through to life cycles and growing patterns. And as children are naturally curious about how things grow and evolve,

it’s never too early to get them digging and planting. Encouraging an interest in the environment through sowing seeds and cuttings is a fun and educational activity – and one that has wide reaching benefits.

 

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