We had our tree planting last Saturday. This is an annual event participated by the company I work with. It is one of the company's advocacy, to promote social responsibility and awareness. The said activity was pure voluntary, which means, we gave up the luxury of enjoying our free saturday. We don't get paid for going to the woods and for planting those seedlings. But the feeling and fulfillment of being able to help save the earth in your own, small way is fantastic! Not to mention enjoyable, in the truest sense of the word. Being around with your colleagues surely spells FUN! It was like mountain climbing, trekking and tree planting rolled into one.The planting site is situated in hilly lands and requires you to walk a few miles from the main road. The funny thing was, since our group was so fond of taking pictures while trudging the steep, grassy path, we lost track of our companions. We took a different turn and got lost! It was a good 15 minutes of walking or so before we realized we're heading the opposite direction
hahaha! So we went back to the headquarters, asked another guide to walk us through to the site. When we got there, our colleagues were almost done.
We planted around 3000 seedlings in ________ hectares. I forgot how many hectares we should cover coz I wasn't listening during the orientation. You know, the typical ME! So all we have to do once we arrive at the area is to look for those seedlings and plant them. There's not much effort needed in digging holes since they are pre-dug. But you have to dig some more using
makeshift bolos to make sure the seedlings won't be washed away when rain starts to fall. It was like doing the treasure hunt and amazing race coz each one of us should be able to plant 50 seedlings. Imagine that!!!
So this is me...
The activity lasted for about 3hours. We were so exhausted, sweating and hands dirty.
my crazy colleagues...