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Earth Day Action Day (Public)

Sat, Apr 22


Yellow Barn Farm

Earth Day Action Day (Public)

Join us Earth Day weekend for a joint event with One Tree Planted, The Watershed Center, and other community partners to plant trees and shrubs, clean the irrigation ditch, and pick up debris at Yellow Barn Farm! Food and Live Music in the afternoon!

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Time & Location

Apr 22, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Yellow Barn Farm, 9417 N Foothills Hwy, Boulder, CO 80302, USA


About the Event

Drylands Agroecology Research works at the intersection of restoration and agriculture, designing farm ecosystems that sequester carbon, reverse desertification, and support biodiversity. This spring, we are planting 6000 trees and shrubs across 50 dryland acres at one of our partner properties, Yellow Barn Farm. These are a mixture of fruit, forage, and nurse trees that will help rehydrate the landscape, produce valuable forage for livestock, create habitat, and produce abundant food for humans. We are inviting you to join us for a fun, educational, and impactful planting weekend! 

Join us for a fun Saturday of planting and celebration with One Tree Planted! If you have to leave early, no problem, but please try to make it by 9:00am for the planting orientation and opening ceremony at 9:30am.

What to Expect:

We'll start with a little orientation to the farm systems and planting tutorial. Then we will break into smaller planting teams of 10-15 lead by a DAR team member. Planting will involve raking away the mulch, digging holes with a sharp shooter, planting a variety of bare root trees and shrubs (1-2' tall), and replacing the mulch. Other groups will help clear the vital irrigation ditch that runs through the property, as well as picking up wind-blown debris in teams. There will be plenty of time to mingle, learn about community organizations, and celebrate after planting.

We recommend bringing the following:

  • Appropriate layers for the weather (this will be entirely outdoors)
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Gardening gloves
  • Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, or whatever other sun protection you need
  • A picnic lunch, waterbottle, and any snacks you may need (we will also have a Food Truck on site)

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