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28th of April 2018

Peirce Mill update #3: Winter Ground Cover Did It’s Job

Loyal readers will recall that there are 25 trees total in this micro-orchard, a small recreation of the much larger Peirce Orchard that existed in the 19th century. In April 2017 there were a total of 12 flowers on just three (3!) of the trees, indicating that there was trouble in paradise. A grand total […]


2nd of April 2018

ForestPlanet teams with the DC Breeze – One Ticket One Tree in 2018

ForestPlanet is very excited to be partnering with the DC Breeze during their 2018 season. Established in 2013, the DC Breeze proudly represents the District of Columbia and National Capital region in the professional American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL). The Breeze will be planting one tree for each home game ticket sold in 2018, and they’ll […]


27th of March 2018

Join us at GreenSlam with the Washington Nationals

ForestPlanet is glad to be working with the Washington Nationals to produce the inaugural ‘GreenSlam‘ event!  Enjoy a night at the ballpark while supporting your favorite area environmental organization, as the Nationals host the Philadelphia Phillies on August 21st, 2018. Nationals Park is the first Major League Baseball stadium to be awarded LEED certification, and […]


13th of March 2018

Screening of ‘Normal is Over’, June 7th Washington, DC

ForestPlanet is proud to present the DC Premiere screening of an award winning film by Renee Scheltema – Normal is Over. This film chronicles the way humans have inadvertently imperiled our planet: species extinction, climate change, the depletion of critical natural resources, and industrial control of our food production. This unique documentary examines how our economic and […]


9th of March 2018

Welcoming our newest corporate partner – Swarmbustin’ Honey

We’re very excited to announce a new partnership with Swarmbustin’ Honey  They’re located in West Grove, PA, and the founder Mr. Walt has been perfecting the Apiary Arts for over 35 years.  They raise their own well fed good looking Keystone State bees, and produce their own un-heated, un-filtered honey.  A full line of products […]


7th of March 2018

The DC Environmental Film Festival

ForestPlanet is proud to be a sponsor of the 26th annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, March 15-25.  There will be 100+ screenings at dozens of locations in the national capital area, making this festival one of the world’s largest.  If you reside in or will be visiting our area please check out […]


17th of January 2018

First 1, First 100, First 10,000

January 18th marks our one-year anniversary, and we’re celebrating with gratitude that much of the ‘start-up’ slog is now in the rear view mirror: we recently received our 501(c)3 designation from the IRS, we’ve gone over the 10,000-trees-planted level, and we’re sneaking up on the first 100 followers on our Facebook page.  We also put […]


2nd of November 2017

Peirce Mill Update #2: Ground cover blankets the orchard before winter

The crop cover blend over at the Peirce Mill orchard is doing well, thanks to some heavy rains in October and TLC from Tim Makepeace. The goal again was to plant a mixture of cover crops that would help nourish the soil for the orchard’s trees, and by the looks of things it’s all going […]


5th of September 2017

Peirce Mill update #1: Sewing a Blanket of Green Ground Cover

In order to build a bridge between tree planting efforts at home and on distant shores, we’re glad to be working with volunteers who have replanted a micro-version of the onetime very large Peirce Mill Orchard here in Washington, DC. In the early 19th century Peirce Plantation and its orchard covered a large area of […]


6th of August 2017

Dear Inconvenient Sequel, please meet Convenient Sequestration

I enjoyed seeing Al Gore’s new movie, An Inconvenient Sequel, and of course came away with newly stoked passion to Do Something about the whole climate problem…above and beyond starting a large scale reforestation organization.  One of the first Somethings is to write this review, so here it is. The “Climate Problem” is a big […]