Plant a Forest Garden!
From Tim Tetzlaff, Naples Zoo Director of Conservation
Name a species you love in Africa. Odds are that species is impacted by habitat loss. It’s the greatest threat to most species on our planet. Name a humanitarian issue in Africa. Is it poverty, water scarcity, forced migration, or hunger?
Now what if I told you, there’s a meaningful response to all those challenges – and it’s already happening. It’s the closest thing to a silver bullet I’ve ever seen. It’s trees. But this is not your average tree planting scheme of dumping lots of seeds and hoping for the best. The Forest Garden is a coordinated effort with families invested in the survival of the trees in a program that will quadruple their income. What does that mean? The difference between a parent not knowing if their child will eat the next day and a family that can be generous to their neighbors. And it helps address all those problems above. Trees for the Future has planted over 150 million trees in the last 30 years.
Here's How You Can Change the World
$10: Plant 100 Seedlings!
$50: Provide a family with a Forest Garden Kit with seeds and nursery tools.
$100: Plant 1,000 Seedlings!
$240: Send a farmer to Forest Garden School.
$640: Fund all 4 years of the Forest Garden Program - planting 4,000 trees and alleviating a family from the scourge of hunger and poverty.
100% of funds received by Naples Zoo will go to these efforts.