Laborie supports local arbour week

by KWV
 
Arbor Day originated in the USA in 1872, and has since been a day where individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and nurture trees. South African's celebrate Arbor Week from 1 to 7 September.  
 
In support of Arbor Week this year, the Laborie Wine Estate Team planted 15 Olive trees on the farm with the help of 20 children from an organization called the Pebbles Project.

KWV has been a proud sponsor of the Pebbles Project since 2009. The purpose of this project is to enrich the lives of children from disadvantaged backgrounds with special educational needs, especially those whose lives are affected by alcohol.

Laborie Estate Manager Cobus van Graan, a qualified viticulturist, gave the children a brief overview of the importance of trees in our environment and encouraged them to continue planting trees to further enrich the world we live in. The children were divided into groups and assigned a tree to plant as their very own. Needless to say the children were very excited to get their hands dirty and start planting their own trees. The children will return to the farm to see firsthand how their trees have grown and how by simply planting a tree they have made a contribution to our environment.

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