Olive Trees For Life
25 May 2006
Olive Co-operative has recently announced the launch of “Trees For Life”. This partnership offers the public the opportunity to sponsor the planting of olive trees in Palestine.
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Olive Co-operative ñ Trees For Life programme launchOlive Co-operative has recently announced the launch of “Trees For Life ñ Planting Peace in Palestine”. This partnership with the Palestine Fair Trade Association and Zaytoun, an ethical business established to support marginalized farming communities, offers the public the opportunity to sponsor the planting of olive trees in Palestine.The new trees will offset the destruction wrought in Palestinian olive groves by years of conflict in the area. According to the Applied Research Institute Jerusalem over 500,000 olive trees have been destroyed since 2000. Each new tree sponsored represents a long-term source of income for Palestinian families, who have been harvesting olive oil, fruit and wood for generations.The trees will be distributed in Palestine by the PFTA to farmers who follow fair trade guidelines and who will benefit from future purchases of Palestinian olive oil. Olive Co-operativeBridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick St, Manchester M4 7HRwww.olivecoop.com0161 273 1970press enquiries only +44 (0)7739 147095
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