Love Heals and Trees for the Future are going BIG this year for Earth Day 2016! We are so excited to announce our campaign: 4 Million Trees for Earth Day (#LetsGetPlanting). With our trees being planted at an average cost of 10 cents per tree, this means we need $400,000 to complete our goal by April 22nd 2016. We can’t do this with out our amazing supporters.
Love Heals supporting goal is of $10,000. In addition, we will planting 50 trees per design sold.
Your generous donation is a life changing one. It not only betters the environment and combats climate change, but with Trees for the Future’s Forest Garden Program, you are helping improve the livelihoods of thousands of farming families across Africa. Each Forest Garden offsets tons (literally TONS) of carbon, provides nutritious food for families, and provides a sustainable income for these farmers.
This Earth Day, lets join the fight together.
Thank you for your generosity! Let’s get planting!
TOGETHER WE CHANGE LIVES.
Through our partnering with Trees for the Future, this year we started working on new projects that involves the countries of Uganda and Senegal. With our support in developing garden forests Love Heals provides farming families with sustainable sources of food, livestock fodder, fuel, and forest products to consume and sell at nearby markets.
In this video, Babacar Willane celebrates and explains the benefits of Trees for the Future’s Forest Garden Training Program while showing off some of the fruits of his labor.
We are ecstatic to announce the making of our first inspirational video, filmed here in beautiful Ojai, the birthplace and home of Love Heals.
Our Spring Collection 2016, is a tribute to the natural order of things, the constant inspiration of nature around us, and the strength that comes with embracing femininity…
We all truly enjoyed the process of this video making!
Art Direction & Production : Mariana Schulze - Filmed by Micah Van Hove ( Umuima) - Model: Baelyn Neff - Hair and Makeup by Sheila Raye Stone - Assistant of all trades: Vanessa Keating - Music by Dear Beloveds
Creatrix : Adriana Goddard
At Love Heals, we have always been focused on improving the livelihoods of impoverished farmers by revitalizing degraded lands. Through Trees for The Future we have planted over 1,300,000 trees in Ethiopia. Beginning 2016, we are proud to be sponsoring 2 new projects in Uganda and Senegal. With your support, we can change lives forever.
Forest gardens are a superior farming system with the potential to change the lives of millions of subsistence farmers struggling to survive throughout the developing world.
The forest garden is a locally-appropriate, multi-layered system of farm production that combines diverse varieties of crops and trees to empower families to fulfill their subsistence needs and access new market opportunities. Forest gardens provide farming families with sustainable sources of food, livestock fodder, fuel, and forest products to consume and sell at nearby markets. Forest garden projects are implemented over a four-year period in impoverished communities along established trade routes in order to take advantage of the relatively easy access to local markets. The forest garden engages the entrepreneurial spirit and skill of local farmers, allowing them to permanently increase their income and revitalize their degraded lands. At the onset of each project, highly-trained staff members work directly with farmers to design tailored forest gardens that meet the distinct needs of the family and the market opportunities available. Through a series of workshops, farmers learn to select, grow and plant diverse trees and crop varieties. Farmers learn to maximize yields with forest gardens while also significantly improving the quality of the land being farmed.
All forest garden projects are developed with an emphasis on sustainability at both the farm and landscape levels. At the farm level, the forest garden is environmentally sustainable because it contains many trees solely dedicated toward serving ecosystem purposes. The forest garden design also considers integrated pest management, using trees and vegetation to serve as barriers for pests and sources for natural pesticides (such as neem tree), reducing the need for farmers to purchase harmful chemical pesticides. At the landscape level, forest gardens are essential tools for reducing pressure on forests, helping to end the battle between farms and forests.
Forest gardens are planted in phases to maximize the productivity of any piece of land. The first phase is to stabilize and protect the field with fast growing trees. Thorny trees, such as the Acacia nilotica seen on the right, form living fences. Rows of fast-growing trees planted on slopes stop soil erosion, and tall trees planted around the border form windbreaks. Then nitrogen fixing trees are planted in rows to revitalize tired soils and rebuild the topsoil. Once trees protect, stabilize and revitalize the field, farmers plant a wide variety of fruit trees and hardwoods — oranges, cashews, avocados, mangoes, guavas, moringa, coconuts, mahogany, baobab and gmelina — for consumption and sale. As millions of subsistence farmers suffer from poverty and hunger, Trees for the Future is constantly finding ways to plant trees and other crops that bring immediate returns to farmers while they wait for key species to mature.
Trees for the Future is improving the livelihoods of impoverished farmers by revitalizing degraded lands. Since 1989, with our experience in planting over 115 million trees all over the world, we have demonstrated the transformative power of trees in helping people break out of the poverty trap while also addressing the global environment. Today, our work in East and West Africa is helping to build a world where people can leave a legacy of opportunity through sustainable practices and productive lands for future generations.
For more info: www.trees.org
Sarah Loven and her partner in crime Joshua stumbled upon The Old Tucson Studio’s Lot and did what they do best.
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