Kids collect in Homewood to plant dozen of timber in honor of Earth Week – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – In honor of Earth Week, children in Homewood came together to plant dozens of trees on Saturday.

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The volunteers came from all over the place to plant the trees at Oasis Farm and Fishery.

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Photo credit: KDKA photojournalist Tim Lawson

While they were planting the trees, they also learned how the environment affects our food.

“I think it’s important because we’re so alienated from our food and have an impaired relationship with food that I think that is manifesting itself in many of the health outcomes that you see,” said Tacumba Turner, program manager at Oasis Farm and Fishery. “I think it’s very important not only to reconnect with the country, but also where your food comes from and learn about our heritage as it affects both things.”

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The event was organized in part by One Tree Per Child Pittsburgh, a program that works with schools to help students learn about the environment by planting trees.

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