This spring, Common Vision is in the midst of it’s fifth annual Fruit Tree Tour—a 20-city, 70-day tour planting over 1,000 fruit trees at urban schools and community centers from Los Angeles to Sacramento. Traveling in a caravan powered with veggie oil, 25-earth educators from Common Vision will teach students about sustainable ecology through daylong programs that includes theatre, drumming, dancing, storytelling, and earth-conscious hip-hop.
Michael Flynn, Director of Education and longtime student of Anusara Yoga, believes the program creates an experience for students to “see anew their own neighborhoods as environments of beauty, productivity and richness.” In the five years of their existence, Common Vision has touched over 40,000 students, planted over 2,500 trees and used over 5,000 gallons of recycled vegetable oil instead of petroleum in the tour’s five year history. And the volunteers devote a quarter year of their lives working long hours and living in tight quarters in order to serve the urban students and public schools of California. Support their efforts.