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Help Hawaiians Regain Food Freedom!

by Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
Help Hawaiians Regain Food Freedom!
Help Hawaiians Regain Food Freedom!
Help Hawaiians Regain Food Freedom!
Help Hawaiians Regain Food Freedom!
Help Hawaiians Regain Food Freedom!
Help Hawaiians Regain Food Freedom!
Help Hawaiians Regain Food Freedom!
Help Hawaiians Regain Food Freedom!
Help Hawaiians Regain Food Freedom!
Help Hawaiians Regain Food Freedom!
Help Hawaiians Regain Food Freedom!
Help Hawaiians Regain Food Freedom!
Help Hawaiians Regain Food Freedom!
Help Hawaiians Regain Food Freedom!

Aloha friends,

Spring is just around the corner and that means FTPF is entering another fruitful planting season! We will be returning to Hawai'i later this summer to continue our work to bring the nutritional, environmental, and social benefits of fruit trees to Hawaiian communities. 

We have some exciting projects lined up including potential collaborations with a Native Hawaiian farmers association, a rescued animal sanctuary, and a lowland forest conservation group. It is important to continue our reach and work with local, innovative groups attempting to answer some of the island's most pressing problems.

We believe all Hawaiians deserve access to fresh, locally-grown food and a clean, bountiful environment--thank you for being a part of this work!

Mahalo nui loa,

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Dear friend,

With your help, the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation has planted more than 80,000 trees in five countries in 2019, bringing the environmental, nutritional, economic, and social benefits of fruit trees to thousands of people in diverse communities around the world. We have planted orchards at schools, public parks, gardens, native and indigenous lands, forest reserves, community, health, and rehabilitation centers, farmers cooperatives, prisons, and nonprofits working towards food and environmental justice. 

We are so grateful to all of our friends and supporters who have contributed towards our programs this year and hope you will consider making a year-end donation to help us bring fruit trees to Hawaiian families in 2020!


The FTPF Team

PS: We really need help reaching our fundraising goal of $3,500 to create an official Fruit Tree 101 curriculum for our Hawaii and other school orchard projects! We've created a separate mini-fundraiser here on GlobalGiving--check it out and please consider donating and sharing the fundraiser with your friends and family!

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Aloha friends,

This past month the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation planted over 200 fruit trees around Hawai'i island with schools, community centers, and a Native Hawaiian farmers association. These 200 fruit trees will provide 11,000 pounds of fresh locally-grown fruit every single year once the trees mature, feeding and nourishing thousands of students, families, and Native Hawaiians across the island for decades! This is so important for Hawai'i, where food sovereignty is a growing movement and food security a growing concern. Types of trees planted include mango, avocado, white guava, mulberry, cacao, rollinea, pink jackfruit, Suriname cherry, acerola, soursop, white and red mountain apple, jaboticaba, clove, cinnamon, Brazilian plum, starfruit, abiu, Meyer lemon, Calamondin lime, Valencia orange, tangelo, kumquat, tangerine, and navel orange! Below is a list of each orchard that was planted over the past four weeks (click on the link to see photos from the planting events):

Kealakehe Elementary School: 23 trees planted & 8 trees given away to school teachers and staff

Konaweana High School Agricultural Farm: 25 trees

Lapahoehoe Public Charter School: 24 trees

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Elementary & Intermediate School: 7 trees

Maku'u Farmers Market Association: 7 trees

Malamalama Waldorf School: 18 trees

Hawai'i Academy of Arts & Sciences Upper School: 8 trees

Hawai'i Academy of Arts & Sciences Lower School: 7 trees planted & 10 given away to students' families

Kohala Elementary School: 25 trees

Kohala Village HUB/Feed Hawai'i: 24 trees planted & 10 trees given away to community volunteers

Mahalo nui loa to each and every one of you who have supported this project, we truly could not do it without your support and aloha for Hawaiian food freedom!

To a fruitful future for all Hawaiians,

The FTPF Team

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Aloha, and thank you for your continued support of the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation's work in Hawai'i!

Our team is gearing up for another fruit-tree-planting-bonanza as we organize the final details for our trip back to the Big Island this August. We plan to plant hundreds of trees primarily on school campuses in order to bring outdoor, edible classrooms to Hawaiian students and healthy, fresh fruit to families.

From Kona to Kohala to Hilo, your support is helping fruit trees find their forever homes at schools around the island, and creating food freedom for Hawaiians for generations to come.

Mahalo nui loa!

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Dear friends of FTPF,

Thank you for continuing to support FTPF and our work to bring food equality and food sovereignty to Hawai'i. We believe fruit trees are an essential part of creating healthier, stronger Hawaiian communities, and with every tree planted believe we are planting hope for future island generations...

He ali`i ka Aina, ha kauwa ke kanaka...
The Land is a Chief, Man is its Servant...

 -Hawaiian Proverb

In this spirit, we are planning for another round of projects in August 2019 focused on Hawai'i Island schools and youth-based programs. Please consider making a donation to this project to help us make orchards a reality for these Hawaiian schools, as well as the many, many other schools and communities across Hawai'i who are waiting to participate in our programs.

Thank you for believing in the power of fruit trees to support Hawaiian communities!

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Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

Location: Pittsburgh, PA - USA
Project Leader:
Lizzy Rainey
Pahoa, HI United States
$17,022 raised of $20,000 goal
683 donations
$2,978 to go
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