On Sunday, Feb. 5, Patricia Ohmans, founder and director of Frogtown Green, will present “Why We Should Plant Trees and How To Do It: In Tribute to Tu B’Shevat” from 10 a.m.-noon at the Talmud Torah of St. Paul, 768 Hamline Ave. South in St. Paul. A social time will follow the program.
Frogtown Green is a resident-driven initiative advocating for environmental equity and sustainability in Frogtown, St. Paul’s most diverse low-income neighborhood. Ohmans will discuss the value and benefits of urban trees; climate change and trees; the impact of climate change on low-resourced neighborhoods like Frogtown; how Frogtown Green works to increase tree canopy; and how other neighborhoods can do the same work, inexpensively and effectively.
A 42-year resident of Frogtown, Ohmans is a journalist, master gardener and public health professional.
The Sunday adult programs are free and open to the public and meet concurrently with the Jewish Cultural Sunday School. All in-person attendees must wear a mask indoors and are expected to be up to date on vaccinations or have a same-day negative COVID test. Those who cannot attend in person may join over Zoom. Please register in advance here.
Or Emet is a secular congregation celebrating and honoring Jewish culture, history and values from a humanistic, inclusive perspective.