On February 10, over a dozen preschoolers gathered in a grove of maple trees in Baltimore Woods corridor with parents, teachers and volunteers. The day was clear, though chilly—perfect weather for the little workers to plant shade-loving natives with help from their parents and Friends of Baltimore Woods’ volunteers. Each child, outfitted from head to toe in a weather-proof playsuit, had been to the location many times to explore, play, slide down a steep hill, build fortresses, arrange small rocks and sticks, and enjoy nature play that Little Root Preschool dedicates at least one day a week to.
The Friends couldn’t be happier to host the youngsters since the original vision for the nonprofit included nature education for local students. In spite of being extremely young, these students are among the most frequent visitors to Baltimore Wood corridor and enjoy it from a completely different viewpoint than most adults.
The kids and adults had such a good time at the planting party, the idea of making it an annual event is being considered.
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