TA hands out saplings to children for Tu Bishvat
LAST UPDATED: 02/07/2012 02:03
Recipients include volunteer bodies, young students, therapeutic institutions and community centers.
Girl plants a seedling near Hebron. Photo: 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.
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.
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