Gallberry - Sustainable Sandhills Community planting
Gallberry, Educational Resource Center and Sunny Side comprise the three projects in Cumberland County that make up a community carbon bank to provide carbon credits to colleges and universities to help them reach their carbon emission goals. The project is meant to establish a stand of loblolly pine, without the use of herbicides, for the purpose of carbon sequestration in 3.7 acres located at Gallberry Farm Elementary School off of Kalmia Lane in southwestern Cumberland County.
Sustainable Sandhills is a tiny environmental nonprofit with a giant mission - to save the planet and preserve the environment of the Sandhills through education, demonstration, and collaboration. Cumberland County is the fifth-most populous county in North Carolina and with 17 high schools contains the fourth largest public school system in the state of North Carolina. Its county seat is Fayetteville. Cumberland County Schools seeks to fill some of its unused land and abandoned fields with trees to create a lively area and receive the benefits of an urban forest.
Located south of Fayetteville, NC, Gallberry Farm Elementary School is in Hope Springs and a member of the Cumberland County School System. It is the proud home of the Gators.
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Summer 2016Project created
Sustainable Sandhills created the Gallberry Farm Elementary project.
Fall 2016Planting location found
Sustainable Sandhills identified planting sites.
Fall 2016Site prepared for planting
The site has been prepared and is ready for tree planting.
Early 2017Planting event
All trees have been planted for Gallberry Farm Elementary.
Early 20171st inventory completed
Sustainable Sandhills completed the first inventory for Gallberry Farm Elementary.
Spring 2017Project registered
Carbon credits are now available for project Supporters.
Project is seeking Support.
2nd inventory completed
The second inventory date is 12 months after the planting date.
1st peer verification started
Peer Validation will occur 12 months after the planting date
Submitted and Finalized
The review will then be submitted.