|The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is an award-winning international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruitful trees and plants to alleviate world hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water.
Our programs are at the forefront of a global movement towards sustainability by strategically donating orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations, at places such as public schools, city parks, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, international hunger relief sites, and animal sanctuaries.
FTPF’s groundbreaking work has influenced governments, corporations, and households to plant more fruit trees. We are a featured partner in the United Nations Billion Tree Campaign and have been covered by major media outlets such as USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and The Today Show. Our programs benefit the environment, human health, and animal welfare—all at once!
Our goal is straightforward: to collectively plant 18 billion fruit trees for a healthy planet (approximately 3 for every person alive). Fruit trees heal the environment by cleaning the air, improving soil quality, preventing erosion, creating animal habitat, sustaining valuable water sources, and providing healthy nutrition.
We have launched a series of exciting new programs and we need your help!
Sustainable Beauty Week: FTPF is proud to partner once again with international eco-friendly hair care brand Davines to plant fruit trees for impoverished communities around the world through a program called Sustainable Beauty Week. From April 21-26, 2014, participating salons in the U.S. and Canada will open their doors and offer cut and styling services for a suggested donation to FTPF. We extend our GREATEST appreciation to Davines and its partner salons for their truly inspiring efforts to make the world a greener and healthier place. Click here to learn more!
Home Orchard Handbook: Support FTPF by picking up a copy of our new book - The Home Orchard Handbook: A Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Fruit Trees Anywhere (Quarry Books). Written by FTPF's executive director and volunteer arborist, all proceeds benefit our groundbreaking programs. This organic guide to orcharding provides what you need to know about tree and site selection, planting techniques, aftercare, and how to get active with community projects—all in 192 beautiful, color pages full of photos and diagrams. Keep it for your family or have it sent directly to a friend or loved one. Click here to get your copy!
Make A Gift Donation: FTPF has organic t-shirts, donation certificates, and heirloom apple tree grow kits that make wonderful gifts. Support our groundbreaking work in the name of a loved one or occasion with one of these special gifts by clicking here. Or learn more about FTPF's newest program to allow businesses of all types to join the effort here!