A nice thing is happening on Hvar.
Young people are starting some great initiatives, and it is starting to be felt thoughout the island. The pioneers of Pjover from Velo Grablje with their lavender festival, and Tartajun in Dol with their dormouse festival have been followed by others. PlatFORma in Hvar Town has an ambitious programme, Eco Hvar is providing a much-needed environmental conscience, and Sustainable Island is the latest NGO to put something back into the island we all love.
As we reported recently for Google News, the latest initiative from Sustainable Island is a tree replanting initiative in central Hvar to plant one hectare of Dalmatian black pine, and Total Hvar was delighted to play a (minor) role digging some holes a couple of weeks ago.
The tree planting project has captured the imagination of Total Hvars Junior, aged 7 and 9, and our two princesses have been busy promoting the next digging and planting session this coming Saturday, and their flyer above has been widely circulated, attracting healthy interest in their colleagues at school.
As part of the initiative, a presentation on the Dalmatian black pine tree and the project will take place as part of tomorrow’s Museum Night in Jelsa. The event will take place next to the main church in the square behind the main square starting at 18:00 (see the programme here), and it will be a very proud moment for the Total Hvar team at 1830, as Total Hvar Most Junior gives a small presentation on why planting trees is important.
Just days after the Christmas tree disappeared from the main square, a new tree appeared yesterday, part of the promotion of the planting project, accompanied by a bench with a box of information about the project. We hope to see you tomorrow night, as well as Saturday morning. To learn more about the activities of Sustainable Island, visit their Facebook page.