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Jun 12, 2019

Every single student has fresh fruit to eat...

At St. Benedict’s Grade School in Jinja, Uganda, we were overjoyed to find the kind of results that show just how magical fruit trees can be. Standing underneath the canopy of the orchard, with her students nearby, here’s how deputy headteacher Elizabeth Amedo described the results:

“The fruit trees from the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation’s project have provided nutrition for every single student and teacher in our school. The students appreciate the fruits so much that they line up, sometimes three times a week, to receive and share this fruit in groups, which also teaches them about charity and compassion for one another.”

We had goosebumps as the teachers and students here reminded us of exactly why we are so dedicated to our mission. Many thanks to Elizabeth for being such a great champion for her schoolyard orchard and to all the other schools and families who participate in Fruit Tree 101!

May 29, 2019

Let's plant fruit trees in Brazil in 2020

Ola friends,

Thank you for your continued support of the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation and our project in Brazil!

We were unable to reach our fundraising goal for 2019, but we are committed to this project and have rescheduled our trip to Mococa until March 2020. Our partners in Brazil. Grupo Ecológico Ohlo d'Agua, are continuing their work to grow beautiful fruit tree saplings to support the project, and are also working with the community to organize the plantings that will now happen in 2020.

We will continue to keep you updated on this and our other projects throughout the year. We are writing currently from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, where we are planting four orchards consisting of 140 fruit trees on tribal lands in order to restore food sovereignty and help establish a native-led food system.

But we still have work to do in Brazil! A donation today will make a big difference in helping us reach our fundraising goal to bring thousands of fruit trees to this very vulnerable part of the world.

Muito obrigada (thank you very much),

The FTPF Team

Mar 15, 2019

Come volunteer with us in El Salvador!

Hola friends,

As we gear up for our trip to El Salvador this year to continue our goal to plant 100,000 fruit trees around the country, we wanted to let our generous supporters know that we are also inviting you to join us on this eco-tree-planting-adventure!

We are welcoming hard-working, adventurous, and caring friends of FTPF to travel with our staff to El Salvador in July 2019 to help us plant and distribute thousands of fruit trees to rural families, students, and farmers. You can learn more and sign up to join us on our website: Volunteer in El Salvador 2019

I myself served as a volunteer on this very trip with FTPF in 2013 and am happy to share some my personal experience, or you can also read some other previous volunteers’ experiences here: Volunteer El Salvador Reviews

Thank you to everyone for believing in the power of fruit trees to change the world, and we hope to see you in the field soon!

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