Sunday, May 19th, 2019. Storytime for the Trees! with Patagonia Pittsburgh

Arbuz and Kavon - some of our favorite forest characters are coming to a Patagonia store near you!

A local emerging author will be sharing her written and illustrated tale of sharing, caring and ecosystem dynamics in the forest every 30 minutes from 2-4pm. Appropriate for all ages!

Join us at the Walnut Street Patagonia store in the neighborhood of Shadyside in Pittsburgh, PA for refreshments, some children’s activity and a story. You can also learn more about Plant Five for Life’s work to restore our forest and re-connect children and families to nature from birth.

An RSVP in advance or $5 donation gets you entry into a Patagonia product raffle and makes you eligible for a young tree or tree seed. An item will be raffled off every story session on the half hour. See you soon!

Hear Stories. Talk Trees. Drink Warm Drinks. Join us! January 27th, 2019

Storytelling is a great way for kids to learn about nature - bring your child to Patagonia on Walnut St. in Pittsburgh, Sunday, January the 27th from 11:30 am - 1 pm for a story, healthy snacks and fun.

Plant Five for Life will be there with emerging Pittsburgh author and illustrator, Justine Kasznica, who will give an exclusive preview of her book Arbuz and Kavun  - a delightful forest tale! Come hear more about our work to connect children and families to nature and to reverse our declining tree canopy for the long run.

Ms. K will read her story every half hour. Drop-in and you are sure to catch it!

Ms. K will read her story every half hour. Drop-in and you are sure to catch it!

Pines on the mind...

There is an ongoing and projected need to reforest our landscapes as climate change is driving additional losses in our forests. It is important to get the message out that climate change means tree loss and by extension, negative impact on our collective health and wellness.

Tree die-off releases more carbon into the atmosphere, accelerating climate change, creating a kind of feedback loop where new pests can get a foothold in territories previously off-limits due to cold, thereby accelerating more die-off and more carbon release. 

A great TEdX talk by entomologist Diana Six illustrating how climate change poses risk to our Eastern American forests. In this case, by the mountain pine beetle.  The talk can be found in the captioned link here: