viva la treevolucion

Submitted by turbosprout on Thu, 2010-08-26 14:27

treevolution a la greenpop.orgtreevolution a la greenpop.orgThe revolution has a name and it is Greenpop! Greenpop is a volunteer-powered tree planting project - a "creative greening campaign with a treemendous amount going on". Their first aim is to plant 1000 trees at various under-greened areas across Cape Town during spring 2010.

They seem to be up to really good things, including some reverse-grafitti street art and eco-educational upliftment. And thanks to involvement of Misha Teasdale, documentary filmmaker, there are some cool clips to check out on YouTube (be sure to watch them all).

This Sunday (29 Aug) the first trees will be heading groundwards at the Sosebenza Centre for Peace in Masiphumelele. And in conjunction with this, Urban Harvest will be planting a veggie garden too. They're keen to have as many volunteers join them as possible so check out their website for details.

Jeremy Hewitt and other accomplished musos will be entertaining the crowds at the Neighbourgoods Market again on Saturday 28 August. Greenpop saplings will also be selling trees and trying to top last weeks tree sales of 66 trees in one day! Join them for a jam session and donate a tree, or two or three…