“They planted so we may eat, we plant so they may eat.”Palestinian proverb
Zaytoun is proud to support Trees for Life, a tree planting programme run by the Palestine Fair Trade Association. So far Zaytoun customers have sponsored the planting of over 198,995 trees (as of 30th September 2023)!
The programme offers an opportunity to take positive action to support Palestinian farmers, planting hope and affirming their right to land and livelihood. It also makes a wonderful ethical gift for seasonal and religious celebrations.
The PFTA supports farmers whose land has been impacted by the occupation, and priority is given to young people and women who are starting out in farming, as well farmers whose land has been impacted by military or settler destruction.
UPDATE November 2023: Due to the current situation in the West Bank, the PFTA has started distributing this year’s olive saplings early, and so far distribution has not been disrupted. Should this change and the trees are prevented from being planted, we will be in touch with all current Tree for Life supporters to let you know and offer you options.
PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for receiving payments for this year’s planting was 30th September 2023. Any payments received after that date will be reserved for the 2024/25 planting programme.
Let’s get tree planting!
It costs £20 for five olive tree saplings to be distributed by the Palestinian Fair Trade Association (PFTA). We keep administrative costs to a minimum and have outlined a simple process below. We’re happy to answer any questions, so please email or phone us before you purchase if you’d like to know more.
Please note that our system can only process certificates with the name written in the Latin alphabet, and we’re unable to alter them after purchase so please check the spelling carefully before completion.
How to plant a tree in Palestine:
- Type the name(s) in English for each gift certificate.
- For additional gift certificates for different recipients, make separate purchases.
- You’ll receive an automated email for each purchase with a gift certificate attached.
- The certificate will also be available on this page as a PDF download immediately after purchase.
- If you do not see your certificate email (which is separate to the Stripe receipt) please check your clutter folders for emails from firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please see our FAQ for more information.