Date: Sunday March 27, 2011
Speakers: Vaughn Lovejoy and Hob Calhoun
Vaughn Lovejoy is the Community Orchard Program Coordinator for TreeUtah and has served as Planting Project Coordinator since TreeUtah’s inception in 1989. Vaughn works closely with students from the University of Utah and was on the advisory board of the Lowell Bennion Center. He has been planting trees and doing habitat restoration work on the South Jordan Audubon Site for the past 11 years. Vaughn is now concentrating on developing and caring for TreeUtah’s Community Orchard and EcoGarden programs located at the Day-Riverside Library in Rose Park.
As TreeUtah’s Senior Forester, Hob Calhoun oversees the organization’s urban and community forestry programs. He has a master’s degree in forest science from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Hob has served as an environmental educational consultant for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Smithsonian Institution. He is a founding board member of several nonprofits including the New England Environmental Education Association, the Western Shore Conservancy of the Central Atlantic States, and a local organization, GreenTree Yoga, which provides free yoga programs in Utah schools.
“Trees provide very real and practical ecological, economic, energy-saving, wild-life habitat and human social benefits. Vaughn and Hob will present the latest science about the sometimes surprising ways trees benefit us and our planet. They’ll also outline the programs TreeUtah provides to further tree planting and care in our valley and discuss ways you can help make Utah greener and healthier, one tree at a time.”