We Show That We Care: The History of Project Pando

Before we started a native tree farm, Leaf & Limb donated thousands of hours between 2017-2020.

Starting in January 2017, we took our commitment to show that we care about our employees and clients and expanded it to the community as a whole. In 2020, this evolved into the current version of Project Pando, but we might not be where we are today without this history.

From 2017 to early 2020, we volunteered our time and resources on the first Friday of every month to improve our planet and community.

We called this Project Pando.

How did we help our community?

3,805

Hours Volunteered

from January of 2017 - March of 2020

$406,853

Financial Impact

Value of donations and hours contributed since January of 2017

We worked with Habitat for Humanity, We Plant It Forward, Corral, E.K. Powe Elementary School, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Durham VA Medical Center, JC Raulston Arboretum, Helping Hand Mission, Keep Durham Beautiful, Juniper Level Botanic Gardens, Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC, Durham Tree Summit, SEEDS, Transitions LifeCare, Tammy Lynn Center, YMCA Community Hope Program, Trees Across Raleigh, Farmer Foodshare, Activate Good, Frankie Lemmon School, Citizens Climate Lobby, Museum of Life & Science in Durham, Broughton High School, Open Arms Charity, Sankofa Farms, Triangle Land Conservancy, Wake County Public Schools, Durham Public Schools, East Durham Children's Initiative, TreesDurham, Blind Spot Animal Sanctuary, and more!

Our Inspiration:

Pando is a massive clonal colony of Quaking Aspens located in Utah. Every tree in this colony is connected to one another by a single root system. Each tree relies on one another for well-being. Good for one is good for all. Pando derives its strength (50,000 trees, 6,600 tons, 80,000 years old) from its unity.

Project Pando was built on the beliefs that, like Pando in Utah, we are all connected, helping one helps all, and there is strength in unity.

By achieving good for all and being stewards of our shared resources, we attain a brighter future.

We learned many great lessons from Project Pando that relate to people, community, and planet.

  1. We are all connected.
  2. We are all rooted in shared resources: our neighbors, community, and planet.
  3. Our futures are tied together.
  4. Helping one helps all. The opposite is also true.
  5. There is strength in unity.

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