Donate a Fruit Tree through RSL

Contact: Cem Akin 831.621.8096 or

Fruit tree orchard donations made entirely possible through generous support from RainShadow Labs

Cedar City, Utah — On June 20-22, 2009, the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) will launch the latest installation of its “Reservation Preservation” program, which creates communal fruit tree orchards on Native American reservations, with the Shivwitz Band and Indian Peaks Band of Paiute Indians in southern Utah. 

In conjunction with the Paiute tribal administration, and with generous support from RainShadow Labs, without which this project would not be possible, FTPF will establish tribal orchards to provide environmental and nutritional benefits for residents. FTPF will also distribute and plant trees in the backyards of Shivwitz Band households to provide families with a perennial, sustainable source of nutrition for decades to follow. Workshops will be held to provide horticultural training on proper tree planting and care. Details for volunteers and donors wishing to support the project are as follows:

When: Saturday, June 20, 2009 (9 am) through Monday, June 22 (2 pm)
Where: Shivwitz Band reservation in Ivins, UT (6/20-6/21) & Indian Peaks Band reservation in Cedar City, UT (6/22)
Contact: Cem Akin, FTPF Director (831.419.6369 or
Details: This project will create 2 tribal community orchards and distribute trees directly to households and will be implemented under the direction of FTPF’s certified arborist. Overnight camping site for volunteers will be arranged, with limited volunteer spots available (please contact us if interested). Please consider supporting this project by making an online donation at

About FTPF
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is an award-winning international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruitful trees and plants to alleviate world hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water. FTPF programs strategically donate orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations, at places such as public schools, city parks, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, international hunger relief sites, and animal sanctuaries. FTPF’s unique mission, which has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and The Today Show, benefits the environment, human health, and animal welfare—all at once! For more information please visit

About RainShadow Labs
RainShadow Labs, a socially-responsible, cruelty-free personal care formulation house for private label manufacturing, has a long history of spearheading environmental and humanitarian initiatives, including supporting the planting of fruit trees for low-income communities and providing employment opportunities for individuals with autism, mental retardation, and down syndrome. For more, please visit