PLANT A WISH FINALE ON MAUI--NOVEMBER 5, 2011

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Home Stager with Just Your Style Interiors, LLC

The Plant A Wish Project is a national effort by local husband-and-wife team Sara Tekula and Joe Imhoff to plant native trees in all 50 states.  This 15-month effort, which is being turned into a documentary to be released next year, will celebrate it's final plantings in Hawaii this Saturday, November 5th.  This date also coincides with the celebration of Arbor Day here.  Jim and Sara live in Makawao but are planning special events on all islands.  I've provided the link for that information below the film's trailer.  

Plant a Wish: The Film (Trailer) from Noni Films on Vimeo.

Sara and Joe have been traveling throughout the United States to host community tree planting events.  In each state, and in Washington, D.C., a local indigenous tree has been selected and is then planted with handwritten wishes from the community buried underneath.  "Instead of just putting the tree in the ground, you are putting people's hopes and dreams in the ground", Sara said.  "The tree becomes a living symbol.  You want it to grow and survive."

And they have provided assurances the trees will grow and survive.  Each tree is marked with GPS and left in the capable hands of caregivers. 

To participate in the finale, you can follow the link to see the events schedule on each island:   7 Ways to Be a Part of the Plant A Wish Finale.  Or you can plant a tree in your own yard (remember to write your wishes first) and then register it on the Plant a Wish website:  Register your Tree.  If you are an amateur videographer or photographer you may document your local events and submit your videos and/or images to Noni Films.  They may be included in the final documentary. 

Write your wishes, grab your shovel, and let's plant a lot of wishes for the world on Saturday. 
 

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Roger D. Mucci
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Janet, what Sara and Jim are doing is so cool.............love the video.

Nov 03, 2011 10:39 PM #1
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Maria Gilda Racelis
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What an ennobling task. Implant your legacy through plants.

Nov 04, 2011 12:09 AM #2
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Janet Jones
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Hi Roger--I so agree with you.  I think the documentary will be great based on the trailer.

Hi Maria--It's great, isn't it.  What a wonderful movement they started. 

Nov 04, 2011 07:59 AM #3
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Shar Sitter
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That is great. What an undertaking! But think of the country they got to see!

Nov 04, 2011 09:22 AM #4
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Thank you everyone! It has truly been a team effort - Joe and I have partnered with and received support from SO many amazing people to achieve our goal!

Nov 04, 2011 11:00 AM #5
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Janet Jones
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Hi Shar--I agree with you it was a wonderful undertaking--and this is a marvelous country to see.

Hi Sara--Happy to see you here personally!

Nov 04, 2011 12:23 PM #6
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Sharon Tara
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I had not heard of this, Janet!  How very impressive!  Thanks for sharing it!

Nov 04, 2011 01:19 PM #7
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Janet Jones
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Hi Sharon--you're welcome.  I think this is a really great program that they have started. 

Nov 04, 2011 02:33 PM #8
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Pam Hills
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Dear Janet - What a great project & cause!  I have 'suggest'ed & I will check back in the morning when I am a bit fresher...just got to room from traveling today.  I will try to re-blog also tomorrow if it doesn't move forward.  Thanks for the news, as I had not heard of it yet. 

Nov 05, 2011 06:31 PM #9
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Janet Jones
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Hi Pam--thanks very much.  I agree that this is a fantastic project. 

Nov 06, 2011 10:33 AM #10
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Pam Hills
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Dear Janet - I was going to re-blog just now, but I noticed the date... Is it too late for this project to have recognition and/or are they going on to other locations?  Thanks & I will look again tomorrow as I have to get up early.

Nov 06, 2011 12:16 PM #11
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Janet Jones
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Hi Pam--This is the end of what they are filming for their documentary.  I am assuming they will continue this project but I don't know at what level. 

Nov 06, 2011 04:07 PM #12
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Maureen McCabe
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I've never heard of it.  I wonder where in Ohio they Planted a Wish and what native tree they chose for us.  I cried watching the vidoe when they did  West Virginia our next door neighbor,  I have never seen that in person, I know there are places in eastern Ohio that were mined in that way though too.  

Nov 15, 2011 01:05 AM #13
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Janet Jones
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Hi Maureen--I am sure you could email Sara (she's #5 on these comments) and ask her where the tree is.  I think this is a great program and wish I had found out about it earlier, too! 

Nov 15, 2011 05:44 AM #14
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Maureen McCabe
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I found it yesterday right after reading this post.  There was a tree planted where Ohio, WV and Pennsylvania meet. I forgot to find out what kind of tree it was though.

Nov 16, 2011 06:04 AM #15
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Janet Jones
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Hi Maureen--glad you found the information and thanks so much for letting me know. 

Nov 16, 2011 06:55 AM #16
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