Plant an Olive Tree Campaign
In Partnership with Joint Advocacy Initiative - JAI Palestine
"Security reasons" is the Israeli excuse given for the uprooting of trees. In reality, Palestinians' olive trees are destroyed for the expansion of Israeli settlements and their bypass roads and for the building of the Israeli Apartheid Wall. Which also results in an Israeli-settler violence inside the occupied West Bank.
For the amount of $25, you can sponsor an olive tree. Sponsorship covers the cost of the young plant, distribution, planting and information for the farmers on the best techniques for olive tree care and production improvement. The cost also covers an official certificate and miscellaneous implementation costs of the project. Three-year old, solid, young plants, agriculture tubes are used in order to optimize survival potential as well as irrigation pipes for fields that have access to water.
Every sponsor receives a certificate of appreciation from the Holylands Arts or partner organization sponsored through in his/her respective country, in addition to having their names put up on an Olive-wood plaque in the field where their trees are planted.
To learn more please contact us by phone or email.
In 2012, St. Mary's Church at Iffley, Oxford in the UK, adopted the Olive Tree Campaign for its annual Harvest Appeal. Just under £12,000 was raised. In addition, three parish members joined a group of 40 internationals for the annual Olive Planting Program, in February 2013 organized by the JAI.
"We were delighted to assist with planting some 1,500 trees, over the course of four long morning sessions, for farmers whose land is threatened by encroaching settlements. We were also able to witness the occupation in the West Bank and the difficulties it imposes on so many aspects of Palestinian's lives. In sharp contrast we enjoyed the openness and friendliness of the people we met, experienced their rich culture and cuisine and learned of their long history of endurance. We really appreciated the opportunity to support them in - Keeping Hope Alive in Palestine. Do consider joining."
Mariam, Stephan and Jeff - St Mary’s Church at Iffley – UK