It's Every Tree for Itself!

With temperatures already climbing into the 60s (and possibly the 70s!) this week, it's no surprise that spring is right around the corner. And with spring come two important "holidays" we at Holmes SWCD like to celebrate with the children of Holmes County through educational programs: Earth Day and Arbor Day

This year, we're trying out a new way to celebrate these events: a limited-time, fun, free, and hands-on educational program called Every Tree for Itself!

This is going to be a special opportunity for teachers & their students to learn more about the importance of trees & what trees need to survive. Students will create their own tree cookies showing a timeline of their personal life and play a game where they have to gather all the resources they need to survive.

All teachers signing up by March 14 for an EVERY TREE FOR ITSELF classroom visit between April 10 and April 28 will receive a complimentary tree seedling for each student in their class. Each presentation will last approximately 45 minutes. We hope you'll join us as we celebrate this fun, free-hands-on celebration of trees!


A Holmes County native, Jane joined the Holmes SWCD staff in 2015 after spending 16 years in public relations for a land-grant university. She holds a BS with distinction in agricultural communication from Purdue University and her master's program in mass communication at Purdue focused on science and risk communication. Jane has a passion for educating youth about the science of conservation and agriculture and is an active volunteer in local 4-H and Scout programs. She is excited to bring that passion back to Holmes County where she manages educational outreach programs, social media, and fiscal administration for the district. Jane raises horses and sheep on the family farm where she was raised south of Nashville along with her husband Craig and her three children: Aubree, Garrett & Tristan. You can reach Jane at 330-674-2811 or jhouin@co.holmes.oh.us