In The Open/Faoin Speir announces Launch of ‘Putting Down Roots’
On Thursday, November 18th, a special tree planting ceremony took place at Scoile Mhuire Primary School in Tullamore to launch the environmental and arts initiative ‘Putting Down Roots’, attended by some of its students and teachers, organizers and supporters. This meaningful project is led by the Museum of Everyone, visual artist Steven Doody, assisted by Amanda Nyoni, in association with Easy Treesie and the Irish Refugee Council, and will ultimately see over 8,000 native trees planted across the county of Offaly representing the number of people seeking asylum in Ireland and living in Direct Provision.
Check out this special launch coverage from RTE HERE
Also here is a fantastic article on the Putting Down Roots Launch with Offaly Independent HERE
With a donation of €5 per tree, Putting Down Roots aims to raise over €40,000 to support young people who are in the protection process and who have lived in the Direct Provision system, in order to enter third-level institution. To donate, click here https://www.irishrefugeecouncil.ie/Appeal/putting-down-roots .
Putting Down Roots is implementing the idea of communities working together to help these young adults put down roots on the island of Ireland is at the heart of this project. If you would like to help us plant trees, our first planting day will take place in Tullamore, Co. Offaly this November. If you would like to get involved, volunteer or have any questions regarding this project email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.