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Hundreds of trees to be planted in downtown Halifax for Earth Day


Friday, April 20, 2012 - In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, HRM is teaming up with The Awesome Foundation to take on the challenge of planting 200 new trees in downtown Halifax.


Hannah Stuart and her father John Stuart of Blackwatch Farms in the Gaspereau Valley were the winners of The Awesome Foundation’s $1000 April grant for their “Planting Awesome” idea. The father and daughter team will join The Awesome Foundation and HRM’s urban foresters on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22 to line the Barrington Street Multi-use Trail with 200 beautiful new trees.


HRM will continue the momentum with the web launch of its Urban Forest Master Plan on Monday, April 23. The plan will help HRM and its citizens to sustainably manage their urban forest now, and for the future.



Earth Day – April 22 at 10 a.m.



Volunteers to gather at the foot of North Street directly under the MacDonald Bridge (parking is available on the CFB DND base)



Anyone interested in participating can participate on plant day


What to bring:

Gardening gloves, a shovel (we will also have a number of shovels on-site)


Planting Awesome is a community based non-profit event designed to get residents of the community involved in the reforestation of their urban spaces. Blackwatch Farms has donated 200 trees and will provide stakes, wires, trunk protectors, and all other tools to ensure the trees live a long, healthy life.


Coffee and snacks will be provided for volunteers by Uncommon Grounds and Chive's Bistro.


For more information about Planting Awesome and how to get involved please visit our website: or join the Facebook event page at:


Other links:
Awesome Foundation Halifax -

Barrington Street Multi-use Trail -

HRM’s Urban Forest Master Plan -

Earth Day activities around HRM -




Hannah Stuart


Michaelyn Thompson
HRM Communications





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