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Green ‘S’ Force—29-30 June 2013

July 1, 2013

Our friends from the Green ‘S’ Force made another major contribution to our 2013 tree planting efforts this weekend.  This was the Force’s third weekend at CUE Haven and we had a great time working with them and really appreciate all their hard work.

Because the Green ‘S’ Force  is a volunteer organisation, all of its members are students or work during the week and they spend their weekends doing community work.  Depending on their schedules, some of the group came on  Saturday or Sunday or both days.  The group included:  Amandeep, Bharpoor, Captain, Dalveer, Hardev, Jagdeep Jagseer, Jaspreet, Karmjit, Loveneet, Mukesh, Navjot, Pardeep, Pooja, Raj, Ranjit, Sakinder, Saman, Simar, Sukhi, Sukhchain, Veerpal, Vinod, and Virender.  In addition, Randal, a friend of the group joined us for both days.

After morning tea the team went straight to work, continuing to plant in the area they had started earlier.

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The hard working team kept us busy delivering trees up to the planting site.  At the site, Raj and Jaspreet helped lay the plants out in the proper location for planting.

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Unlike last week, the weather was perfect.  There was an occasional shower but there was always a rainbow when it was over.

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And on Saturday morning, the team was treated to an unusual fog bow as the morning fog burned off.

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Thanks to the good weather, the team could take breaks and relax in the field.

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After a long day of planting on Saturday, we encouraged the team to take a few minutes to explore the gully walking track.  This would give them a chance to walk through mature bush and to see how the trees they are planting will look when the forest grows up.

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They enjoyed the day walk so much that they walked up again at night to better appreciate the clear starry night.

The team was well taken care of by Hardev and Dalvir who did the cooking on Saturday and Sukhi and Sakinder who cooked on Sunday.

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And Ranjit and Raj wanted to show that Indian men can help out in the kitchen too, so they attempted to assist with the washing up and food prep!

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Once again we’d like to thank Nestle New Zealand for providing beverages and breakfast cereal for our volunteers.

It was another great weekend of planting and we are very happy with the results.  The team planted an amazing number of trees as the empty pots and trays attest.

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Our many many thanks to the Green ‘S’ Force team members for their hard work and dedication. We really appreciate all your efforts and we look forward to having you all back again!!

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. July 2, 2013 4:36 pm

    hope to see you all next weekend. thnxx evry1

  2. Vikas bajaj permalink
    July 2, 2013 2:08 pm

    Very nice… All green s members

  3. July 2, 2013 11:30 am

    Thanks a lot Mahrukh and Tom from the bottom of my heart .

    • July 3, 2013 8:51 am

      We offer our heartful thanks to you and all the Green S Force members who have so selflessly given their time and energy for their fantastic contribution to our environment and to help create a nature reserve for the community to enjoy for generations. THANK YOU!!

  4. Ranjit permalink
    July 1, 2013 9:45 pm

    Thanks, mahrukh and Tom for give us this great opportunity ..Tom I am really sory . I could not help you for plant supply.i hope next weekend I will cover my pending job. And thank you too mahrukh for nice gjrela nd gulaaaaab jamun.thanks again.

    • July 1, 2013 10:03 pm

      Thank you, Ranjit for all your hard work and help. You were a great help driving the truck on Saturday and we hope you are feeling better. Look forward to seeing you next weekend!

  5. July 1, 2013 8:25 pm

    Wow !!!! What a grand effort from the Green Force. well done.there cannot be many potted plants left out there…

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