Saticoy, Calif. (November 17, 2021) –Fresh-cut silver-tip fir trees from northern California will be sold on Saturday, November 27 at Petty Ranch (11971 Darling Rd., Saticoy). Tree pre-orders are now being taken for pick up on November 27 or for delivery. Proceeds will help fund ag-education and healthy eating programs for kids through Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG). The goal is to raise $20,000. November 27 tree lot hours are 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Free cookies and samples of hot cocoa and cider will be available.
Rob Paulus, a retired Cal Fire Battalion Chief, and his family are donating 100 Christmas trees to support SEEAG and its ag-education efforts. Paulus has a 200-acre parcel of private land near the northern Sierra Nevada Mountain range. He thins the overgrown forest on the property to reduce the risk of forest fires. He then cultivates trees to help restore the natural environment.
“It’s a sustainable way to grow and harvest Christmas trees,” says Mary Maranville, SEEAG founder and CEO. “We’re grateful to Rob and his family because their generous donation allows SEEAG to keep our agricultural science-based and nutrition education programs cost-free.”
Tree sizes are 6′ ($175), 8′ ($225) and 10′ $275). SEEAG is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization so all tree purchases are tax-deductible.
For a $25 charge, trees can be delivered to Ventura County residents. Santa Barbara County residents can pick up their pre-ordered trees at Plantel Nurseries (2775 E. Clark Ave.) in Santa Maria on November 29 and 30.
Founded in 2008, Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG) is a nonprofit organization that aims to help young students understand the origins of their food by bridging the gap between agriculture and consumption through its agricultural education programming. SEEAG’s “The Farm Lab” program based in Ventura County teaches schoolchildren about the origins of their food and the importance of local farmland by providing schools with classroom agricultural education and free field trips to farms. Through this and other SEEAG programs, over 60,000 elementary school students in Central and Southern California have increased their understanding of the food journey. For more information, visit www.seeag.org or email Mary Maranville at [email protected]
Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG)
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