Tree Tour Heads to Wood Middle School

Fruit Tree Tour is rolling through California on its fifth annual tree-planting pilgrimage to California public schools. Participating schools from San Diego to Sacramento invite the popular program to engage students in making a positive on-the-ground change in their local and global communities through a full day of digging, drumming, dancing, eco-hip hop and green theater. The Fruit Tree Tour stopped at Wood Middle School yesterday to plant trees.

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Tour Turns Schoolyards Into Orchards

Students at Bret Harte Elementary school in San Francisco’s Bayview/Hunter’s Point neighborhood recently got their hands a little dirty turning sections of their schoolyard into a small scale fruit orchard.

The school was a stop on the Common Vision Fruit Tree Tour, which has been making yearly trips the length of California putting on environmental education events at elementary schools. A group of 25+ volunteers walk school groups through their own fruit tree planting and involve them in a day’s worth of environment themed activities including West African drumming, theatre and hip-hop poetry.

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Green LA

Off the matt

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.

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Nomadic educators carry earthy message

by Roger Sideman

LA SELVA — Students beat on drums and planted trees as a caravan of earth-loving ecology educators rolled into Renaissance High School.

As part of a statewide fruit tree-planting tour, members of the nonprofit group Common Vision travel in three vegetable oil-powered buses, visiting 25 cities and planting 1,000 fruit trees in hopes of teaching urban students about sustainable ecology and the benefits of eating locally grown food.

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