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Cepeda Sapling Day – October 29, 2016

By October 24, 2016No Comments

Fall is the best time to plant trees in Central Texas, so TreeFolks is giving away baby trees!  TreeFolks hosts our second Sapling Day giveaway of the 2016-2017 planting season – Saturday, October 29 at Austin’s Cepeda Branch Library with special guest Marika Alvarado, local plant medicine woman.2016-10-29-cepeda-saplings-giveaway

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WHO:   TreeFolks and You!  Austin Families, Friends, and Neighbors

WHAT:   Sapling Day Giveaway, Talk by Local Medicine Woman Marika Alvarado,

& Family-friendly Learning Fun

WHEN:   October 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

WHY: Cepeda Branch Library, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd., Austin, TX 78745

WHERE: OUR MISSION — TreeFolks empowers Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees.

Come to the Cepeda Branch Library for a fun, family event this coming Saturday!

Arrive early to pick up your baby Bur oak or Carolina buckthorn sapling, learn about how to plant and care for it, and stick around to learn about medicinal uses of Texas trees from medicine woman Marika Alvarado.  Try one of Marika’s cookies made from mesquite bean flour.  Enjoy tree-themed stories in Spanish and English and participate in tree crafts and activities at TreeFolks education table.

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, a supporter of Sapling Day, will also be on hand to speak with community members.

Sapling Days began more than 15 years ago as a way to celebrate autumn and early winter — the best times to plant trees in Texas! Funding for Sapling Days is generously provided by Randalls, The Apache Corporation, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, and TreeHouse.