Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide

by Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide
Planting orchards for schoolchildren worldwide

Summary

Fruit Tree 101 establishes thriving fruit tree orchards at schools and educational centers worldwide. These outdoor edible classrooms act as a catalyst for change, addressing nutritional deficiencies and environmental education gaps. By fostering cleaner environments on campus and a bountiful source of fresh, sustainable nutrition, this program paves the way for healthier children and empowers educators to embrace innovative teaching methods. Trees planted now can benefit kids for decades!

$25,000
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$7,453
remaining
189
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2
monthly donors
3
fundraisers
10
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Challenge

Schools around the world struggle to feed children healthy meals, especially in under-resourced and low-income neighborhoods. Yet fresh fruit is critical for growing bodies and minds, as is time spent outdoors and engaging with nature. We need to provide children with multi-faceted campuses that serve many dual purposes, including growing food, creating clean environments, and providing unique and engaging learning opportunities around nutrition and nature.

Solution

Orchards provide students with 1) a source of fresh, sustainable, healthy nutrition, 2) clean, beautiful campuses, and 3) educational opportunities on nature, science, diets, and food. Every orchard is planted with the help of the students, providing fun and engaging experiences. We also provide educators with our signature environmental curriculum, which outlines lessons in the orchards from day one and for all levels of students to engage with the orchards as the trees grow and mature.

Long-Term Impact

Once fully grown, a single schoolyard orchard can produce 7,800 pounds of oxygen, sequester 10,000 pounds of carbon dioxide and filter 300 pounds of pollutants from the air, and produce 2,200 pounds of harvest every year. The orchards also serve generations of students as centers of learning and respect for nature, thus inspiring, educating, and feeding thousands of children. Our hope is students will one day return to see the trees they've planted and the good their orchards have done!

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Organization Information

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

Location: Pittsburgh, PA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @FTPFdotorg
Project Leader:
Cem Akin
Executive Director
Pittsburgh , PA United States
$17,547 raised of $25,000 goal
 
413 donations
$7,453 to go
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