Grab a shovel and dig this. This week's THTV episode focuses on the work of TreePeople in Los Angeles. We visit them at an elementary school in Compton where campus forestry manager, Rachel Dawson, tells us about the importance of bringing community and nature together. TreePeople's mission is simple: plant trees, anywhere and everywhere they can. They do community outreach & K-12 education programs, in addition to reforestation and urban greening. TreePeople's projects are changing the nation's approach to urban watershed management and outlook on green spaces. As Rachel Dawson says "We're helping nature heal our cities".TreeHugger is a great fan of the work that TreePeople do and this is reflected in the number of posts we've dug up from our archive this week. Read about their work in the early 1990's working with the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power to plant 50,000 seedlings in the mountains of Southern California; their project at Open Charter Elementary School to build an 110,000-gallon rainwater cistern; the Good Wood exhibition they hosted last year to promote environmental consciousness in the making of furniture and other objects. There's no doubt that TreePeople are very popular people in LA, and not just amongst school children, even the green fingered Leo DiCaprio spent this year's mother's day planting trees with them. TreePeople are also featured in Greenopia, the guide to green living in LA.
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