RETREET redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant lost trees.
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.56
We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Perhaps the best holiday of all, it is a day to remember and appreciate the gifts, both big and small, that life has bestowed upon us. We hope you were able to enjoy delicious food and stimulating conversation with family and friends.
Here at RETREET, we are most thankful for all of the folks who have helped us in any way to plant more trees for more people over the past three years. Our community is our heart. THANK YOU for being a part of it.
Now that you're most likely stuffed full of leftovers (we are!) and enjoying the fleeting few hours left in your holiday weekend, it's time to enjoy SS&T.
Lilly Yokoi, a member of one of Japan's most famous entertainment families, is known as the Ballerina on the Golden Bicycle. Learn why by clicking the link. Her tricks are unparalleled.
LILLY YOKOI - THE BALLERINA ON THE GOLDEN BICYCLE (video)
Then take a forest bath through this glorious set of photos, which will put you in a great mood to start a new work week.
FOREST BATHS! (photos)
And finally, marvel at the reintroduction of the dandy horse, one of the precursors to the bicycle. Looks like a fun way to burn some of those extra calories!
NOIR VIF - THE DANDY HORSE REBORN (images)
FORT COLLINS RETREET II Memorial Day Weekend 2014
Upon our return from Fort Collins and with 54 trees in the ground in Evans, we want to take a moment to thank all of our partners in the project. Your support greatly impacts our ability to get the job done. THANK YOU!
Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery donated 16 large oaks, one for every home, and worked with our budget to provide the rest of the trees. Such quality stock! Special thanks to Dan and Louie.
Hitch and the folks at Fort Collins Tree Care helped us spot where each tree should go and delivered everything to each home before the RETREET began. You guys are the best!
Colorado Park and Wildlife donated the use of Soldier Canyon Picnic Area in Lory State Park for the welcome dinner and set us up with a generator so the band could rock the valley. Whole Foods hooked us up with dinner. That was a great night!
Matt at Odell Brewing Co gave us a fantastic tour of their facility and wetted our whistles with numerous complementary beers. A tasty treat, to say the least!
The Home Depot gave us all the mulch we needed for planting day.
RECOVER again supplied their uniquely comfortable, durable, and upcycled shirts, giving our group an unmistakable look. Your shirts rock!
We would like to express our utmost gratitude to Bartlett Tree Experts for their immense support of NYC reTREEt. In particular, to Scott Jamieson for his work behind the scenes cultivating the successful execution of our undertaking, and to Liz Randel for her efforts and leadership on the ground. THANK YOU for being such an integral part of helping us restore three blocks of Rockaway Beach!
Also, special thanks to Local Office Landscape Architecture for expertly drafting our landscaping plan, helping source the right trees, and connecting us to the community, to Wells Tree & Landscape for picking up the pitch pines, to RECOVER for producing such superb shirts, to Tuthilltown Spirits for bringing the spirits to match the spirit, and to all the reTREEters for your enthusiasm and determination. You all made NYC reTREEt a truly remarkable event.