The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) provides in-kind donations of fruit trees, equipment, volunteer workers, and training to USA nonprofit organizations, public schools, and government entities to create orchards in communal and public places. Funding is intended to improve the surrounding environment and provide a source of healthy nutrition for the community.
FTPF programs strategically donate orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations, at places such as community gardens, public schools, city/state parks, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, international hunger relief sites, and animal sanctuaries.
Orchard donations are available for recipients who pledge to care for the trees and utilize them for a charitable purpose. If selected for an orchard donation, FTPF will provide high-quality fruit trees and shrubs, organic soil amendments, equipment, planting volunteers, and on-site orchard design work, horticultural workshops, and aftercare training — with the goal of improving the surrounding environment and providing a source of healthy nutrition for the community. The Foundation also helps coordinate all aspects of the planting, and offer an educational experience for volunteers interested in learning more about tree planting. Free community arboricultural workshops are also available the day of the planting.