Canadian Living plants some trees!

Yesterday I joined folks from the Canadian Living, Homemakers and Outdoor Canada teams to plant trees in East Don Parklands in Toronto, Ontario. One of our colleagues is a key figure with the East Don Parkland Partners, an authority dedicated to preserving the meadows and wetlands along the East Don River in Willowdale area. This grassroots organization asked for our help, and we were all ready and willing.

It ended up being a beautiful day – the sun was relentless and we were sweating like mad. It’s kind of funny going from seeing your coworkers sitting in their cubicles to watching them sweat like crazy while breaking ground with shovels. It was a great time had by all! Check out the pictures below and scroll down to read their captions:

Canadian Living magazine's Editor-in-Chief Susan Antonacci takes a break from planting with coworkers Chris Bond, associate art director, and Donna Paris, one of our senior editors.

Christine Picheca, our online food editor and author of The Foodie-File blog, digs a hole for a new tree.

Here's a completed section of newly planted trees in Toronto's East Don Parklands. This is just a small portion of what the team planted. I sure hope those poor trees get some rain this weekend!

Have a great weekend and don’t forget to make a comment here, on Tuesday’s blog post, to leave your best green cleaning tip. The person who shares the best green cleaning tip will win a copy of Green This! Greening Your Cleaning, by Deirdre Imus (I spoke about this book in a past post. Check out the book here). Simply leave a reply below! You have one week to leave you tip on this post, and I’ll announce the winner next Tuesday.

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How to plant a tree