In celebration of Earth day, I had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer with Plant with Purpose at San Diego’s Balboa Park Earth Day Fair. I helped introduce the public to Plant with Purpose, educate on the amazing partnerships they have with rural farmers and communities across the globe, and raise support to plant trees.
In correlation with Earth Day, Plant with Purpose has proudly announced their huge milestone of 10 million trees having been planted internationally in the effort to reverse the effect that deforestation has on the rural poor.
“The result of these trees going into the ground has been significant. Take for example, Charicia Exalus, a 68
year-old-widow who lives in Fonds-Verrettes, Haiti—a country where only 2 percent of the original forest remains. Thirteen years ago, the land Charicia owns was a barren hillside full of rocks and without trees. She utilized the training received from Plant With Purpose and began composting, building soil protection barriers, and planting trees. Charicia says, “Today, I am able to give fruits (oranges, avocados) to anyone who asks. I am a widow. I live with little. But in truth, we always have something to eat that comes from my home.”
Planting trees is changing lives! If you’d like to plant a tree in honor of this accomplishment, donations can be made here. ”
To learn about Plant with Purpose, click here.