Plant A Tree In Palestine
The Plant a Tree in Palestine program is an initiative to accompany and support Palestinian land owners by enabling them to keep their farm lands under cultivation. It generates revenues, provides income to support families, and reforests the land. You can donate or you can participate or both!
Your donations help us purchase, plant and sustain trees and vines. Your gift will purchase a variety of saplings, including olive trees, almond trees and grape vines. Your gift will also purchase tools and pay local laborers to sustain the fragile saplings for one year after planting. We need your pledge now so that our volunteers can plant in January & February 2011.
You will be the first beneficiary of your gift, because you will know that you are making a vital difference in planting hope, providing partnership and promoting peace in a tragically conflicted region. In addition, the Plant a Tree in Palestine project yields benefits many times greater than the amount of your gift:
Generate income for families in a region with 60% unemployment
Support local Palestinian growers and generate future agricultural income
Support the Palestinian economy by investing in Palestinian products
Support the reforestation of West Bank land
Promote ecological awareness
Prevent expropriation of Palestinian land and expansion of illegal settlements in the West Bank
You can also volunteer. This year, we have a team of volunteers from the University of Virginia and the College of William and Mary who will spend several days in early January preparing the ground and planting. We need more volunteers to continue the work throughout the month of January, February, March and May. The cost of your volunteer experience will include lodging, meals and transportation to and from the volunteer site. You can arrange your own air travel or to save money, join one of our groups and depart the USA on any of the following dates:
2 January 2012 (Chicago or New York)
4 January 2012 (Washington, D.C. or New York)
9 January 2012 (Chicago)
13 January 2012 (New York)
30 January 2012 (New York)
2 February 2012 (New York)
2 March 2012 (New York or Chicago)
12 May 2012 (Chicago or New York)
Travel packages :
$2,497 per person: round trip air (add $100 for departures from Chicago), airline and other taxes, fees and surcharges, all ground transfers, lodging, breakfast and dinner daily.
$1,297 per person: you make your own air arrangements and we make ground arrangements for you including 10 nights of lodging, breakfast and dinner daily, and transfers and departure taxes.
* Not included in any prices:
The prices quoted above do not include foreign visas, domestic travel to the gateway city, items of a purely personal nature, tips, any baggage fees travel insurance, airline taxes, surcharges and fees imposed after 1 April 2011.