25 January 2007

tReE cAmPaIgN...


so my friends, we're launching a TREE CAMPAIGN in the land here in Portugal...
As you can see from the pictures below, we have a lot of layers in the land which need a lot of trees...
I always remember the words of Amal in Palestine : " everytime I plant a tree, I'm declaring HOPE for this land ", and that's actually the meaning of her name in Arabic... Planting a tree is an act of Hope and faith because it takes a while till it grows enough to give shade and till it bears fruits...


I Hope many things for this land, and that's the main reason why I want to plant trees...
I Hope this place will bear much fruits in the future... many kinds of fruits...
I Hope this place will be a resting place for many in the future...
I Hope many will find rest in the nice shade of the trees of this land...
I Hope many will enjoy eating its fruits...

And I also hope many will take part of this...
I don't have much money to buy all the trees I'd like to plant, so this idea came in my mind...

I'm sharing this with you so you can participate if you'd like to...


Here's the deal :
I'm listing here the kinds of trees that we can grow and its prices by unit...
YOU CAN GIVE FROM 1.75EUROS (Vine) OR MORE :-), AS MUCH AS YOU WANT :-)
Then you just need to e.mail me or post a comment and say which tree or trees you'd like to see planted in the land...
I'll send you then my bank details for you to transfer your offer...

As I get responses I'll say how many trees we already have and which kinds we need to buy more ...just in case everyone wants the same kind of trees and we still have no trees of other kinds :-)
We already have one Olive Tree by the way...
So, here's the list :


OLIVE TREE - 7.50 E
CHESTNUT TREE - 10 E
WALNUT TREE - 17 E
ALMOND TREE - 3.25 E
HAZELNUT TREE - 4 E
PLUM TREE - 3.25 E
APPLE TREE - 3.25 E
PEACH TREE - 3.25 E
"NESPERA" TREE (no translation) - 4 E
CHERRY TREE - 4 E
LEMON TREE - 5 E
VINE TREE - 1.75 E
AVOCADO TREE - 11 E
MANGO TREE - 11 E
"GOIABA" TREE - 11 E

O.K, I'll wait for your feed back... feel free to share the idea with your friends... :-)
I'm excited about all this... this is fun!!!!

5 comments:

anjathered said...

Hi Baba,

what a wonderful idea ... my dog Nemo (hope you remember him) would be very supportive of the tree planting plan if I told him. I won't 'cause I don't wanna make him longing for Portugal :-)

Get in touch, I'll support one of the unspeakable, err, untranslatable trees. (anjathered [at] yahoo.com or [at] googlemail.com)

Do you know Jean Giono's little book The Man Who Planted Trees??? (in French L' homme qui plantait des arbres, I don't know if there is a Portugese edition and what that would be called)

That would be a book to read aloud at the fireside, I promise. Full of hope and encouragement - shortly, all I'd love to pass on to you all :-)

frederico said...

that is a wonderful idea.
i can feel the hope right here blossoming in my body.
hey, greetings from alabama. i am with al and tina and think of you guy s!
we have a wonderful familie, dont we ?

luz said...

Mais uma vez: excelente ideia!

Espero que da próxima vez que vos for visitar, já tenham plantado muitas árvores.

Um abraço cheio de saudades*

Quando preciso de um momento shantii, lembro-me de ti :-)

Debora said...

hey baba

trees, signs of hope ... you plant it and it needs time to grow .. I like this picture ... it speaks so much about the seasons and times of God in out life.

I would like to plant two walnut trees, as a sign of hope and trust in the faithful and almighty God

Debora said...

let this be a place of living trees