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.
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
By Lizzy Rainey - Programs Manager
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!