Orchard Gives Back by Planting 100 Trees for Centennial Year

On Saturday, April 29th from 9 AM to Noon, The Orchard School gave back to the broader Indianapolis community with support from the environmental and community nonprofit Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB). 

Community members helped plant over 100 trees at James Foster Gaines Park in honor of Orchard’s Centennial year. These efforts not only support the KIB mission of improving environmental equity in Indianapolis, but they also align with Orchard’s new Strategic Plan. “Environmental Education and Stewardship” is one of the strategic priorities and it captures the School’s long-term commitment to the concept of nature as teacher. 

Thank you for helping Orchard commemorate 100 years by sharing the beauty and benefit of the trees students enjoy each day in the Orchard woods with the broader community.

ICYMI: There is an opportunity support Giving Week at Orchard. Any donor who gives $100 OR MORE from now until the end of Giving Week (May 5th), will have their name included on a Commemorative Centennial Tree plaque on campus.
Orchard will save one of the trees (a sugar maple) from the service project to be planted on campus next to the Sugar Shack. This Commemorative Centennial Tree will allow future generations to continue Orchard's tradition of turning sap to syrup in science class. Learn more here.

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