Get ready for an avalanche of postings for Nominees — we want to get them all in before we vote at the beginning of July! So here’s the next 2013 Changemaker Nomination suggested by a chocolate lover like you!
Congratulations to Danielle York, ReRoot America: www.rerootamerica.org
Here’s what Kristen has to say about this fearless organization:
“Danielle is the Founder and President of ReRoot America, an organization dedicated to raising an awareness of our agricultural roots and the source of our sustenance. Over the past two years, Danielle has been learning about and propagating many different types of banana trees and has been in touch with experts and specialists gaining practical experience. She has many banana trees in her backyard ready to plant. In conjunction with the 48th District Agricultural Association of the State of California, she has planted at the elementary schools in the Glendora Unified School District, churches, hospitals and businesses.
Danielle’s project is the ultimate non-profit. She plants trees at schools and then in her free time goes in to speak to elementary school students about the importance of agriculture. The trees she plants help offset carbon emissions, and the fruit that the trees bear goes to a local food bank to feed the hungry.
Since Danielle is only a high school student, in order to achieve her mission, she needs financial help. The money will help her purchase more trees and expand her project. Danielle’s ultimate goal is to have her project become “franchised” throughout high schools across the country. Danielle is a driven individual and deserves a donation because she will make the most of the money graciously given to her.”
A little more info:
“Great things often have small beginnings. For the past two years, I have been learning about and propagating many different types of banana trees. I have been in touch with specialists and I have gained a lot of practical experience, I have many banana trees in my backyard ready to plant. My goal is to have churches, schools and companies “adopt” a banana tree. In conjunction with the 48th District Agricultural Association of the State of California, I am currently planting at the elementary schools in the Glendora Unified School District.”