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April 18, 2013

One Million Trees in One Day project coming to Celbridge

1 million trees in 1 day The ACRE Project, Celbridge will be planting over a 1,000 Native Trees between FRIDAY 26TH APRIL and SATURDAY 27TH APRIL 2013 as part of the ONE MILLION TREES IN ONE DAY  tree planting project.

Where: The ACRE Project, Salesian College, Maynooth Rd, Celbridge, Co.Kildare
When: Friday 26th April, 10am -3.30pm

For GROW: Lucy Bell, GROW, 0876508226, email:
For The ACRE Project: Ken McEvoy, 0872412918,


One Million Trees in One Day is a charity, not-for-profit, cross-border, community and environmental initiative which will plant a million young native trees at many different sites across both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in 24 hours.

One Million Trees in One Day is a good news story and a major call to action to the Irish people...the time has come to pick up a spade and dig into the future. One million Trees in One Day is a pro-active response to the economic and environmental doom and gloom of the time; an attempt to cheer everyone up with a truly good and truly sustainable project that will deliver a lasting legacy to our children and their children and their children...

To that end, the ACRE Project in collaboration with GROW have successfully applied for and been granted over 1,000 trees and hedgerow plants to put in the ground at the ACRE Project site beside the Salesian College Secondary School, Celbridge. The groups involved in the ACRE project currently will be taking on the planting of the trees. This includes the adult FETAC horticulture group, the transition year ‘local food module’ students, LCA students and members of the Autistic unit all from the Salesian secondary schools beside the ACRE will be taking part on the day.


The ACRE Project at the Salesian College is an eco-friendly community project and  horticultural alliance for the local Celbridge/Straffan/Leixlip community supporting young people and adults educational needs. The main focus is a community garden project, directly linked in with the boy’s secondary school, on whose land it is based. At the moment there are adult FETAC horticulture courses run there, a Transition year local food & horticulture project and a leaving certificate applied horticulture module.

GROW is Lucy Bell an organic horticulturalist and community artist from Kildare. Lucy set up her own company GROW in 2009. Lucy trained at An tIonad Glas, The Organic College, she has a Diploma in Organic Horticulture. Lucy has been a horticulture tutor with Kildare VEC since 2009, working on a variety of community garden projects around the county. She is the current tutor for the adult FETAC course and the TY local food module at the ACRE Project.

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