Lately our students have been concerned about their environment. Therefore they took vigorous efforts into tree planting. On International Women’s Day (2013-03-08) the girls planted over 100 seedlings. During the past holidays more trees were added. The trend is going to continue. Soon we will be able to harvest fruits from our own orchard. The tree planting efforts benefit the students’ practical agriculture skills and contribute towards the sustainable provision of food at the school.
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The Environment Committee of Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview in New South Wales, Australia organized a tree planting activity with a group of geography students last 10 to 11 August at the Yamagalli property in Harden that lies in the region’s southwest slopes.
The Plant an Old-Growth Forest Project has a slightly amended name and will now be called the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest. This ecological restoration and conservation project on 40 hectares began in 2006 and is integral to the work and mission of Ignatius Jesuit Centre (IJC) in sharing the sacredness of Creation through spiritual development and the caring for the land.
The Old-Growth Forest Project aims to create a sanctuary for both people and wildlife by restoring a 40-hectare parcel of Ignatius Jesuit Centre land to vibrant forest and wetland communities with their associated cold water creek.
The project site is just north of the City of Guelph and stretches eastward from Highway 6 North to Victoria Road. At present it is a mosaic of farm field, wetland, meadow, and regenerating forest. Marden Creek runs through the site to its confluence with the Speed River, which is bordered by the site for about a 2 km stretch.
The Pulangiyen community in Bendum is sustaining its forests back through a mixture of activities that relate to their basic needs for water and for livelihood. There are around 12 hectares under various forms of utilization that assist natural regeneration. The approach may not be comprehensive and can be viewed as patchy, as there are different reasons for different areas of regeneration. What is of critical significance is that the awareness of assisting regeneration is highly linked to the value the community puts to strengthening their culture.