TA hands out saplings to children for Tu Bishvat

Recipients include volunteer bodies, young students, therapeutic institutions and community centers.

February 7, 2012 02:03
Girl plants a seedling near Hebron.

Girls planting tu bshvat 390. (photo credit: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)

In honor of Tu Bishvat, the city of Tel Aviv-Jaffa’s Beautification Division has supplied 30,000 seedlings of various shapes and sizes to community gardens, schools and other institutions throughout the municipality.

Among the seedlings are potted herbs, shrubs, multi-annual species and vegetables, and recipients include volunteer bodies, young students, therapeutic institutions and community centers, according to the city.

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On Tu Bishvat itself, which falls on Wednesday, the city will also distribute 18,000 saplings of seasonal plants to area kindergarten children, as well as about 2,000 perennial plants to grade school students. Planting will take place largely in the eastern portion of the city – in Gan Hidushey Harim, the Naomi Shemer School and the Neveh Kfir and Tel Baruch neighborhoods.

The city will also be holding various Tu Bishvat events in its community gardens throughout the week, including picnics, bicycle tours, composting workshops and urban nature tours, the municipality said.

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