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Tree Peace Planting Hosted by Yellow Barn Farm, Drylands Agroecology Research, PeaceJam Foundation

Tree Peace Planting Hosted by Yellow Barn Farm, Drylands Agroecology Research, PeaceJam Foundation


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Volunteers planted 450 trees in local climate awareness and action day

LONGMONT, CO – On Saturday, April 30th, Yellow Barn Farm, Drylands Agroecology Research, and PeaceJam Foundation hosted a tree planting event focused on bringing together the community for a day of action around regenerative agriculture.

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The day began with a farm hop bus tour to Elk Run Farm (the demonstration site for Drylands Agroecology Research regenerative farming practices) and Yellow Barn Farm, then led into youth presentations on regenerative agriculture hosted at the Yellow Barn Farm, followed by the tree “Peace Planting” of 450 trees attended by over 75 volunteers. It is called “Peace Planting” because these trees are planted as a dedication to restoring peace in our communities and the world while remediating dry and depleted soil back into lush, regenerative landscapes. This work supports a stable climate and begins to address underlying factors in local and global conflict and war.

Despite millions of dollars spent worldwide on research and development for carbon sequestration technologies, planting trees and restoring ecosystems remains by far the most effective strategy. The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report makes it clear that carbon sequestration is “unavoidable” and “an essential element of scenarios that limit warming to 1.5? or likely below 2? by 2100”. This is a critical action to combat the heavy toll Coloradans are feeling from the climate crisis in the form of unseasonal wildfires, long-term droughts, and continued erratic weather patterns.

 

Marissa Pulaski, Co-Executive Director of Drylands Agroecology Research said, “The Peace Planting was an inspiring day of action towards a more just and stable future. As a farmer, it has been difficult to endure year-round wildfires, rampant drought, and the other impacts of the climate crisis, but seeing the community come together to take effective action gives us hope. We are committed to continuing this important work in Boulder County and beyond.”

“DAR and Yellow Barn Farm have been collaborating on the regenerative design installations of large-scale earthworks, tree plantings, and animal rotations on the 100-acre historical property over the last two years. With a focus on healthy soil, the teams have come together to bring the local community out to the land to engage and learn about regenerative farming practices. Their Farm Hop and Farm Fest events draw over 700 people throughout the season, with live music, farmers, artists, and food. Some of the ways to get involved with these organizations would be through their Knowledge Network, Volunteer Action Days, or attending an event at Elk Run Farm or Yellow Barn Farm.”

 

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