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fruit tree planting foundation logoFruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF)

  • 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.

vitafusion logoVitafusion

  • 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.

c4 logoClimate 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.