We just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know we are still actively fundraising for our project to help reforest and replant the Keau'ohana Forest Reserve on Hawai'i Island, the largest and most intact rainforest remaining below 1,000 ft in Hawai'i. Through our partnership with Keau'ohana Native Rainforest Restoration (KNRR), we are working to protect and restore this unique ecosystem through the propagation and planting of native tree species.
We hope to hold our next planting event in early 2020, but we need to raise the funds in order to grow and plant the trees and support the project. Please consider donating today or you can help by sharing this fundraiser with friends, family, or on social media!
Mahalo nui loa,
The FTPF Team
Jun 12, 2019
Meet Sylivia and her citrus trees...
By Cem Akin - TreeEO & Co-creator
Sylivia and her citrus trees
Meet Sylivia, a resident of the Butiki Mataala village in Uganda and a participant in our fruit tree giveaway last year.
We visited with her and other past recipients during our trip to Uganda in April to see how their trees were doing, as well as offer aftercare suggestions. In the above photo, Sylivia proudly shows her one-year-old citrus tree and beams with pride at the fact that she has had 100% survival rate for all her trees! That means that every tree she received from FTPF is well on it's way to producing fruit, oxygen, and life for her and her family.
Thank you Sylivia, and to all those in the village who are creating thriving food forests for their families. We are incredibly grateful to be working with this village and so many others in Uganda!
Jun 12, 2019
Miigwech to the Saginaw Chippewa & White Earth Nations
By Lizzy Rainey - Programs Manager
Tobacco and sacred water blessing of the new trees
We just wrapped up our tree-planting trips to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and the White Earth Nation, and we are feeling humbled and excited by the work done over the past couple of weeks.
220 fruit trees were blessed by their respective tribes before being planted on tribal lands, where they will serve the surrounding communities for generations. Orchard sites include a senior center, behavioral health treatment facility, a center for native rights, a community farm, a tribal center, and even a few at tribal members' homes.
The seventh fire of Anishinabe tradition is indeed burning strong across these lands, and we are very honored to contribute towards the fight for food freedom and native sovereignty through the planting of fruit trees.
Miigwech for the continued support of the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation's Trees for Tribes program, and here's to a fruitful future for all native peoples!