Grow it Forward
Fourth-grade students at OLL participate in a micro-nursery program called Grow It Forward. Started by a retired NOAA scientist, Jim Wright. Grow it Forward encourages people to nurture 100 native trees to be used in salmon habitat restoration.
Last year, we adopted 100 western hemlocks right at the beginning of the COVID pandemic, and with the help of the Breysse family, the hemlocks were potted and remain growing in our school garden area. The hemlocks will be used in critical habitat locations when they are roughly two and a half years.
This year, we hope to receive an additional 100 cedar seedlings.