Nov 30, 2020

Casa Guatemala Hurricane Relief

2019 planting & distribution at Casa Guatemala
2019 planting & distribution at Casa Guatemala

Our friends at Casa Guatemala have been hit hard by two back-to-back hurricanes this year, Eta and Iota, including severe flooding at the school and in the surrounding villages.

The team at Casa Guatemala has been working tirelessly to provide food to families and the community throughout the crisis, while also trying to prevent as much damage as possible to their school grounds.

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation has planted hundreds of trees with the school and surrounding community over the past several years, and we hope to return once the floodwaters recede to continue planting trees and working together towards food and environmental stability. In the meantime, please consider supporting their fruit trees and other food security programs as they recover from this disaster.

To a fruitful future,

The FTPF Team

Nov 3, 2020

Langley Elementary's new food forest

Langley student with a newly planted aronia berry
Langley student with a newly planted aronia berry

Dear friends,

We would like to share the planting of our most recent Fruit Tree 101 orchard: a food forest at Langley Elementary School in Washington, DC! 

Trees were planted this past weekend with the help of Langley PTA parent volunteers, who over two days came out, rain or shine (and there was plenty of rain), to plant 30 fruiting trees and shrubs that will provide fruit for their students for decades. Langley hopes to serve as a model for school garden programs by using permaculture methods for sustainable food production to feed and educate their students and families.

Thank you to everyone for continuing to support the Fruit Tree 101 program, especially in these challenging times!

To a fruitful future for all children,

The FTPF Team

Nov 3, 2020

Planning for a fruitful Hawai'i

Aloha friends,

We wanted to give everyone a little update on our Hawai'i fruit tree planting program. Like so many around the world, 2020 has thrown a wrench into our plans and we have therefore had to postpone orchard planting events until 2021. That being said, we are continuing to fundraise and to connect with local schools, nonprofits, gardens, and farmers in order to plan for a fruitful future for the island. Our team is also continuing to grow and propagate native tree varieties in our local Puna nurseries to support rainforest conservation and reforestation work.

If you are able, please consider making a donation that will support Hawai'i's ability to grow its own food and create a more sustainable and self-sufficient food future for all Hawaiians!

Mahalo nui loa,

The FTPF Team

 
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