By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – In honor of Earth Week, children came together in Homewood to plant dozens of trees on Saturday.READ MORE: Woman In Lawrence County Flown To Hospital After Being Run Over By Her Own Car
The volunteers came from all over to plant the trees at Oasis Farm and Fishery.READ MORE: 10th Settlement Reached In West Virginia VA Hospital Deaths
While planting the trees, they also learned about how the environment affects our food.
“I think it’s important because we are so alienated from our food and we have an impaired relationship with food that I think manifests itself in a lot of the health outcomes you see,” said Tacumba Turner, the program manager of Oasis Farm and Fishery. “Being able to reconnect not only with the land but where your food comes from, learning about our heritage, as it pertains to both things, I think it’s very important.”MORE NEWS: Churchill Borough Residents Voice Slew Of Concerns Over Potential Amazon Distribution Center
The event was organized in part by One Tree Per Child Pittsburgh, a program working with schools to help students learn about the environment by planting trees.