Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Back on tour again! That amazing time when I climb aboard the veggie oil powered caravan and traverse California planting trees, singing songs, and playing drums.

Last year we went to nearly 40 schools and planted 1000 fruit trees.

Each tree we plant is a teaching opportunity for a group of kids to learn how to plant, learn about the basic science behind tree growth and the importance of local foods and connect with the earth.

Again this year I’ll be taking photos at every school and community we go to and posting some of them on this blog so you can stay up to date on our progress.I’ll also work on some short video pieces about some of the most interesting parts of tour.

I also will be helping with a drum workshop that teaches about the universal nature of rhythm and cooperation, and an expression workshop that allows kids to free their voices to create spontaneous songs and poems.

I volunteer for three months of the year on Fruit Tree Tour and two months before tour even starts getting the vehicles ready. That’s a lot of time and energy, and I’m not the only one!!!

This grassroots organization is people powered and community supported with a core of volunteers and a lot of community donations. As it seems to be in a lot of places, the budget is a tight one this year.
If you have some money you want to flow in the direction of making the world a better place, go ahead and support the tour!

You can use the PayPal button below to pledge $1 a mile for any of the 3000 miles I will be traveling this spring. With your help we will be able to finish out the tour and bring sustainable local fruit to thousands of children. Thanks for your Support!

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