Community Events

2020 Tree Planting Day at KSU

Want to reduce the university's carbon footprint?

KSU’s Office of Sustainability is partnering with the Division of Global Affairs and the KSU Field Station to host a series of tree planting days at KSU.

The goals include:

  • Plant enough trees on campus to offset the carbon footprint of KSU's study abroad programs. (Planting 250 trees will offset ~ 3,500 metric tons of CO2 equivalent.)
  • Start a tree nursery at the KSU Field Station (200 more trees).

Volunteer dates are:

Wed., Feb. 19, 2020 - Marietta
Thurs., Feb. 20, 2020 – Kennesaw
Thurs., Feb. 27, 2020 – KSU Field Station

To sign up, click here and choose a slot. 

2019 Activities

  • When: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 @ 1 PM (3.5 hours)

    Where: KSU Field Station, 1875 Hickory Grove Road, Acworth

    Are you ready to flex your green thumb? Whether you are a garden enthusiast or in the agricultural business, this free community event is for you. You will learn innovative methods that will maximize your time enjoying nature and minimize your time on often tedious, repetitive tasks. The KSU Field Station staff will join representatives from Johnny's Selected Seeds and Georgia Organics to discuss best practices in sustainable agriculture gained from their varied industry and DIY experiences. They will demonstrate the proper and efficient techiques with garden tools specifically designed for cultivation, transplanting and seeding.

    Topics include:

    • long-handled tools
    • walk-behind tractors
    • flame weeding
    • seeders and transplanters
    • wheel hoe

    This day gives local growers an opportunity to see firsthand great tools, designed by farmers for farmers, before investing in those tools. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and try out the tools themselves during the event. 

    Visitor parking is available on the right side of the KSU Field Station entrance before the gate in a gravel lot.