About seven or eight years ago Rotarian Nate Fultz had an idea to start planting trees in public spaces around San Miguel de Allende. It was a cool little project, he would find a space that needed trees, like parks or public facilities. Then he would head to one of the local Viveros and negotiate a price for the trees, dirt, and compost. After that part was finished, he would rally Rotarians to come out and plant them. Doing something nice for the community and creating a good fellowship opportunity.
Unfortunately, 4 years ago Nate needed to return to The United States to care for his elderly Father.
I took over the project for hm in 2019, and except for postponing the project during the Pandemic have been doing it ever since.
This year we planted 15 trees at the Control Canino facility (city dog pound) so the dogs and the volunteers that walk the dogs could have some shade to relax in.
The remaining trees this year will be spread across several parks.
I really don’t know exactly how many trees the Midday rotary has planted, but my best guess is around One hundred and twenty give or take.
We have done tree plantings in La Unidad Deportiva, The Alma Retirement Home, Control Canino, Parque Las Brisas, Parque enamorada, Parque Cochinita, Parque Loreto, and at least five or six others all around SMA.
It cost approximately one thousand pesos to plant a decent tree, maybe three to four meters tall.
My estimate is that the generous Rotarians in San Miguel have spent nearly one hundred and twenty thousand pesos to help green San Miguel de Allende.