Kate Sessions Birthday Celebration in Balboa Park Invites Tree Lovers to “Plant It Forward”

| November 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Balboa Park Conservancy encourages San Diego families and tree lovers of all ages to help Plant It Forward at a new annual event in honor of Kate Sessions’s birthday and Balboa Park’s vital urban forest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, November 9.

The family-friendly celebration in Morley Field at Jacaranda Place is the perfect opportunity to take a guided tree tour, dig into the park’s horticultural history, learn about the important role trees play in preventing climate change, watch tree-planting demonstrations, make sunprints, and enjoy live bluegrass music and gourmet food truck fare under the park’s forest canopy.

Kate Sessions (born Nov. 8, 1857) is traditionally recognized as “the Mother of Balboa Park” and one of the park’s key founding figures. She is credited for planting hundreds of trees and flowering plants throughout the park during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many of which still thrive today. This new event in her honor continues her remarkable legacy of “planting it forward” by advancing the park’s reforestation efforts and providing hands-on learning opportunities for tree lovers of all ages.

The day’s activities include a free opportunity for anyone who signs up in advance to don some gloves and help plant new trees in the Morley Field area of the park. Girl Scout troops are also invited to sign up for a tree-planting badge opportunity led by a team of trained volunteer Tree Stewards. Event partners from SDG&E, Tree San Diego, and the San Diego Floral Association will be on hand with horticultural-themed booths.

People of all ages can join in to plant trees and learn about horticulture.

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