Green ‘S’ Force Planting Days—24-25 May 2014
Our friends from the Green ‘S’ Force were back at CUE Haven this weekend and made another major contribution to our 2014 planting effort. We had a great time working with the team 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 Aman, Ankush, Bharpoor, Dalveer, Guneet, Harinder, Jagdeep, Jagseer, Karamjeet, Karamjim, Manni, Manpreet, Navjot, Navneet, Nisha, Paramjat, Parminder, Pooja, Raj, Ranjit, Rendel, Samandeep, Satwant, Simarjeet, Simarpreet, Suhas, Sukhwinder, Veerpal and Vinod.
On Saturday, we started with morning tea and an orientation and safety briefing.
The team did a short meditation before starting work.
The team then went up to the work site and Ranjit kept them well supplied with plants on both the days.
Throughout the planting season we get regular shipments of plants from Scrub Growers Ltd. To make sure that the team had enough plants to keep them busy for the weekend, our nurseryman, Rodney, assisted by his daughter Rita brought up a supply of plants on Saturday morning.
Suhas took a break from planting and assisted Tom and Rodney in unloading the plants.
And Rita helped packed up the empty pots left over from last week’s planting.
The rest of the team continued on planting by the area where they had planted last weekend. They started in a steep hilly section but then moved into flatter, smoother sections and made rapid progress.
Some of the terrain and the tall dead weeds created some challenges but the team coped very well.
And as usual, the hard working team had their tea breaks in the field.
Over the weekend, Simarpreet, Dalveer, Nisha, Karamjeet and Simarjeet took a break from planting to prepare tea, lunch and inner for the group.
Their efforts were much appreciated by everyone.
On both Saturday and Sunday evening the team spent some time collecting all the empty pots from the day’s work–a massive task considering the number of trees planted!
Over the two days the team set a new record for planting and thanks to them we are already more than half way to our planting goal for the year. Yeah!!
Our heartfelt thanks to you all. We really appreciate all your hard work and assistance and look forward to seeing you again.