Sunday, June 5th, 2022 – Tashi Gatsel Ling Board Member, Tom Cannon was asked to speak to the Maine Youth Leadership Project and distribute 120 evergreen saplings on behalf of TGL with the support of Dakini Rising. This enabled the approximately 60 Maine high school sophomore students to learn about the importance of helping our environment breathe with the help of trees and how to plant and care for the trees after they took the saplings home.
Following the presentation, students were asked to go outside the building and select a tree or two to bring home with them. They were encouraged to share their story with us when they were able to put the tree into the ground and each student was provided with suggestions on how to involve the community in their tree planting event.
Students were very enthusiastic and excited to be involved in this project, and it was such a pleasure to watch these future leaders walk away with one or two trees of their own to plant and nourish. Overall it was a great success and we are hoping we can replicate this in future years.