Hot Fun in the Summertime

By Owen George: Trees Asheboro Board Member

Summer in Carolina is an amazing time of growth. For Trees Asheboro, summer 2008 is an exciting time when past labors begin to bear fruit.

Here are a just a few of our summer activities:Trees Asheboro Sponsors “Garden Club” at the Central Boys and Girls Club in Asheboro.
Trees Asheboro volunteer Linda Gunter is heading up this summer program that allows Boys and Girls Club members the opportunity to get their hands dirty in their own herb and vegetable garden. The soil has been tilled, the herbs and vegetables planted, and the garden mulched and watered. Thank you Linda for your dedication to this powerful program. Thanks also go out to board member Chad Phillips for tilling the soil, and to Gold Hill Landscaping for donating the mulch.

Trees Asheboro Green House
Trees Asheboro took on a big project last year when we decided to refurbish an abandoned greenhouse located on Asheboro Public Housing property in Asheboro. Eagle Scout candidate Morgan Neely organized a series of cleanup days at the greenhouse as part of his Eagle project. Trees Asheboro board members also spent hours working at the site in preparation for the next phase: a fully functioning greenhouse dedicated to the benefit of our community.

Trees Asheboro welcomes the help from volunteers interested in the development of our greenhouse project. ( pictured below: Volunteer Felicito Hernandez participates in a clean up day at the Trees Asheboro Greenhouse )

Trees Asheboro “Art Camp” at the Central Boys and Girls Club in Asheboro.
With funding provided by a Grassroots Arts Grant from the Randolph Arts Guild, Trees Asheboro is hosting a Summer Art Camp at the Central Boys and Girls Club in Asheboro.
Under the guidance of Artistic Director Cori Cagle and Project Director Robin Breedlove, a team of Boys and Girls Club members will install an inspirational sidewalk mural at the club’s location in Asheboro. The camp will take place from July 7th through 11th.

We are very excited about this opportunity to work with outstanding members of the Central Boys and Girls Club. Thank you to the Randolph Arts Guild for making the program possible.

Additionally, Trees Asheboro continues to plant trees around Randolph County and to work as advocates for our urban environment. For information, call 336-625-4384 or 336-653-1051.

Stay tuned to Growth Rings for updates on additional summertime programs.

And remember, as Trees Asheboro founder Tim Womick always says,
“Plant a tree… the globe.”