Teaching a Community in English and Spanish to Plant a Community Forest

Teaching a Community in English and Spanish to Plant a Community Forest

Project Team
Town of Edmonston
Project Description

The town of Edmonston has a population of 1,500 residents, approximately 48% of whom are Latino, and 35% of whom are African American. Prior to the construction of a new community green street, the town hosted a series of three bilingual (English/Spanish) charrettes to receive input on the project design. Following the charrettes, inspired community volunteers planted three edible forests using native fruit trees, also selected by community members, similar to those found in Central America and Mexico. Planting and care instructions, printed in both English and Spanish, were provided to participating homeowners as part of this successful campaign.
To read a full project narrative and view more photos, please visit the project folder on our Google Drive.

Best Education & Outreach Project

This category recognizes effective stormwater education and outreach campaigns that seek to change behaviors that tangibly reduce stormwater pollution in a community. The program can be offered by a municipal stormwater agency or nonprofit organization that goes well beyond the minimum required by their local stormwater permits.

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