The Planting Pride initiative will move to Christ Church this month, when a number of trees are planted at Deighton Griffith Secondary School, Kingsland, tomorrow, Wednesday, April 26, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Tomorrow’s ceremony will be the first to take place at a secondary school, and will be addressed by Principal, Anthony Alleyne; and National Coordinator of the Community independence Celebrations Secretariat, Curtis Gibbons.
The Planting Pride initiative, which is a partnership between The Productivity Council and the Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat, has as its theme: Securing Productivity Through our Communities.
It represents an important component of the National Year of Productivity, which is currently being observed to help citizens cultivate the “passion, spirit and culture” of productivity.
Two trees will be planted in each parish, in the first instance, and the goal is to have those involved in the community pool their resources to ensure that the trees reach maturity.
The other key stakeholders in the Planting Pride initiative are: the National Conservation Commission, the National Botanical Gardens and the Soil Conservation Commission. They will provide trees and other technical guidance to successfully execute the programme.