San Jose Schools to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

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San Jose, Calif. – October 1, 2006. Our City Forest today announced that it will host seven October school plantings. These events are seven of more than 100 regreening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). Our City Forest is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.


“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Monica Nanez. “Part of our goal is to draw attention to the good work being done at the grassroots level all across the country to improve urban and community forests.” Our City Forest seeks to cultivate a greener, healthier urban environment and a renewed sense of community by involving Silicon Valley residents in the understanding, planting, and care of the urban forest.
Our City Forest’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 12, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Lee Mathson Middle School, 1401 Turlock Ln.
Oct 13, 12:45 p.m. to 4 p.m., Baldwin Elementary School Planting, 280 Martinvale Ave.
Oct 14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Willow Glen Elementary School, 1425 Lincoln Ave.
Oct 20, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Ruskin Elementary School, 1401 Turlock Ln.
Oct 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Children’s Discovery Museum Planting, 180 Woz Way.
Oct 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Santee Neighborhood Planting, Intersection of Nisich and Bikini Aves.
Oct 26, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Morrill Middle School Planting, 1970 Morrill Ave.
Read the full Our City Forest press release. (PDF)