Ninkasi fuels first bike planting of the season in Eugene

By Jennifer Killian
Eugene Volunteer Program Coordinator

Bike planting in Eugene
Rain didn’t slow our teams down during the first bike planting of the season in Eugene.          Photo: Emma Newman

What a great day! Despite the rain (or maybe because of it), more than 70 volunteers had a great time planting in the Whiteaker and South Eugene Neighborhoods this past Saturday. Volunteers planted 26 street and 12 yard trees including Big Leaf Maple, Black Tupelo, Oregon White Oak, and California Black Oak, as well as a variety of fruit trees in yards. Ninkasi Brewing, which sponsored the event, will plant two trees at their tasting room.

We were also excited to host our first plant-by-bike event of the season in Eugene! Bike trailers were provided from Sperry Tree Care, CAT (Center for Appropriate Transport), and the UO Outdoor Program. Three bike teams hauled trees, tools, and mulch around the neighborhoods.

Eugene volunteers
Cheers to a great planting! Thanks Ninkasi! Photo: Jennifer Killian

After the planting, crews joined and celebrated with a mid-season appreciation social hosted by Ninkasi, which provided refreshing beer for the volunteers! Track Town Pizza supplied some delicious pizza as well. Thanks to all who came out!

A huge thank you goes to to Ninkasi Brewing for sponsoring this great planting, to KIND for providing healthy snacks, and Track Town Pizza for their generous pizza donations during the social!