Last September, we planted fruit tree seeds that students from the Algarrobos School in Canoa had brought from home in the elevated seedbeds at the school. Since then, many of the seeds germinated and have grown into seedlings ready for transplanting.
The volunteers and I took a trip to the school with supplies to transplant the seedlings out of the seedbeds and into recycled plastic cups.
Students from 4th, 5th, and 6th grades took turns mixing soil, filling cups with soil, and transplanting the seeds they had planted 3 months previously. Many of the students were able to remember exactly where they had planted their seeds in the beds and transplanted seedlings from the very same seeds they had collected and planted.
A total of 200 native fruit trees were transplanted and distributed among all the students and faculty to take home for planting. Some students had brought new seeds for planting, so after transplanting all the seedlings from the seedbeds, new seeds were planted.