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ReForest London at the Western Fair

Project type: 
10,000 Trees for the Medway
Year: 
2018
Season: 
Fall
Location: 
Central

ReForest London had a very successful seedling giveaway and outreach booth at the annual Western Fair. For the second year, our complimentary booth was located in the Canada Building in the Horticulture section. This large event lasted ten days, from September 7th to the 16th, and the booth was manned by Community Liaison volunteers for all ten days. In the end, 35 individuals accumulated over 190 volunteer hours, allowing us to reach out to approximately 3,800 people!

Suze and Tammy

In the end, we gave away 871 seedlings, which was 28% more than last year. This was likely in part due to a second complimentary booth that we were offered in the Agriplex. This booth was unmanned, but there was a sign that indicated that free seedlings were in the Canada Building. 

In addition to giving away seedlings, we promoted the 'Tree for Every Londonercampaign, which celebrates the Million Tree Challenge surpassing the population of London. It also calls on people to plant more trees, since if we all just did a small amount, we could reach 1,000,000 in no time! 

Seedling Sponsors

Seven wonderful Million Tree Challenge partners sponsored our seedlings this year. Thank you so much to all of them for helping to make the Million Tree Challenge a truly community-driven initiative. Thank you also to the Western Fair for generously offering us the opportunity to take part in this historic London tradition.

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