The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is a nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruitful trees and plants all over the world, from farm co-ops in El Salvador to schools in Uganda to colleges in the United States.
FTPF provides high-quality fruit trees and shrubs, organic soil amendments, equipment, planting volunteers, horticultural workshops, and aftercare training.
They also help coordinate all aspects of the planting and offer an educational experience for volunteers interested in learning more about tree planting.
The foundation looks at places that would have the greatest impact and felt that Bowie State was a great fit within the DC area.
The makers of America's #1 gummy vitamin brand, Vitafusion, are continuing a joint initiative with the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation dedicated to planting fruit trees in underserved communities, by unveiling a bold new goal to plant 200,000 new fruit trees by 2020.
These fruit trees will increase access to nutrient rich fresh fruit, build communities and produce environmental benefits now and for generations to come.
Climate Commitment Coordinating Committee (C4)
A project led by C4, the grant was applied for initially in 2014 (no funding available) and again in 2020-after the foundation reached out to BSU to apply-and thereby was granted the tree donation.
YOUare the volunteers we need to help make this a success: Students, Faculty, Staff and others closely involved with the BSU community. Register on BSU Sustainability webpage.
The BSU Staff Council, Greek Life, and Campus Activities Board will help with planting volunteering efforts.