DIRT DAY – Wake Forest, NC

Want to get dirty Wake Forest? The Forest of Wake is asking you to continue the beautification of the wonderful town. Wake Forest Urban Forestry Board is offering the residents a reason to come out to Dirt Day this season….you see, as part of “Get Up, Get Out and Get Dirty” the board is offering the ever exciting Tree Seedling Giveaway! On Saturday (April 6) on South White Street – also known as Downtown Wake Forest – the board and town staff will hand out over 750 redbud and dogwood seedlings to area residents! The event runs from 10AM to 3PM.

Dirt Day – Wake Forest, NC

Want to know a Secret Wake Forest?

Want to know a secret? Don’t get there too late as the seedlings will go very fast. You are welcome to start a line at 9:45AM. No need to bring a bag as the Urban Forestry Board will hand out the seedlings in bags. If you have questions about your garden, the trees on your property, trees in general, how to prune, when to prune etc…the Board will provide trained staff to assist you with your questions. Not sure how much mulch to use around a tree or event the type of mulch? Ask. Want to know how to get your tree to be full and healthy? Ask.

Hey Kids, Come Play in The Dirt!

Bring the kids! Spring has Sprung (although I hear we may see a few nights in the 30’s this week) and it is time to get the boys and girls of Wake Forest outside. Away from Fortnite and the TV. There will be sand boxes, an herb planting station and S.T. Wooten will have trucks on display for the little ones to explore. The Scrap Exchange will be there with a craft for adults and children to make! Many vendors will be present. Painting rocks, meeting owls and other rescued animals will also be available.

Bring an appetite and your gym clothes! Why? Well, there will be a yoga class and exercise offered on Centenial Plaza in front of Wake Forest Town Hall and the large number of food trucks and vendors will not disappoint.

We had 100+ Pets in Our House!

Okay….a personal note. My wife attended one of these Dirt Days or something similar one year. Most of the time it is ME that gets in trouble for buying things and bringing them home. Spending money needlessly. Truthfully I am guilty as charged! LOL That being said, the one infamous visit by the lovely and talented Jennifer has proven to be epic in our house. You see, before we had our dog, Ozzy we had 100+ pets in our home. Worms! Yep, she bought a big bucket of worms. She wouldn’t let us use them for fishing. They sat in worm world container in our foyer! Drove me nuts. The worms did produce some of the very best “compost” for our house plants….but still. My youngest son, Camden would often complain when Jen would say no to getting a dog…”Mom, it is bring your pet to school day …. what am I supposed to do, put a worm on a leash?”. Thank goodness for Ozzy! HA!


All kidding aside, the “Worm Lady” that sold Jen those worms did a lot of educating of the local student population. Teaching them about composting, natural fertilizer, the circle of life etc. These are the kind of benefits one will find when attending Dirt Day in Wake Forest. We were fortunate enough to have her attend Ruby Reid (childcare center) and spend time with our kids and their friends.

Luke Devores at ldevores@wakeforestnc.gov is a member of the Board and happy to answer questions regarding Dirt Day!For more information take a visit to the town site, www.wakeforestnc.gov and search “Tree Seedling”.

Wake Forest residents are lucky to live in such a cool town. While still growing rapidly our leadership still provides “neighborhood” opportunities to spend time together both as families and as neighbors. Will I see you there?

If you are looking to buy a home in or around Wake Forest so that you too can enjoy this great little town….contact us at Kima Real Estate Group! Our team is here to answer questions about Wake Forest or show you a home!

About Peter Kima

When it comes to providing the utmost in personal service to his clients, Peter Kima is on the cutting edge. This family man's demanding work ethic was passed on from his parents. His mother, a first generation German-American forged a new life in a strange country. His father, who has not missed a day of work since 1972 led by example. Peter does not rest until he's done everything in his power to help you achieve your goals. As a husband and a father, his understanding the importance of a family's home is reflected in his every move. When Peter is not helping one of his clients he can be found volunteering his time running a charity Lobster Bingo event, cooking burgers at the Wake Forest Fire Station to benefit the children in the community, delivering dictionaries to every 3rd grade student in Wake county with the Wake Forest Kiwanis Club, collecting school supplies for the needy or ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. His favorite pastime however is spending time with his wife Jennifer and their two sons, Cole (7) and Camden (4 going on 44!). Peter has resided in Germany, California, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon and Vermont. Having lived in North Carolina for over 10 years, Peter refers to North Carolina as home. Don't underestimate the value of Peter's moving experience. He and his team understand the rigors involved in making a family move. Rely on that experience to help you. When the time comes for your next move in and around Wake Forest, NC don't settle for ordinary! Count on Peter and his entire team to help you achieve...The Good Life.

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