Creating a tree planting culture.
We work with people who have experienced the devastating affects of deforestation and are ready to take action.
1. We give educational, financial, or in-kind support to those individuals or groups already growing and planting trees in an effort to improve or expand their work. We give priority to mountaintop reforestation programs and those programs that aim to stop flooding, erosion, and that help replenish water tables.
2. For those communities who are just beginning to take action, we host educational seminars with fruit tree distributions. To ensure commitment to planting the trees, we ask that the participants make a very small contribution for each of the fruit trees they receive. The contributions are only a small fraction of the true cost of the tree. These contributions stay in the local community to serve as a start-up fund for their own community tree nursery.