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Hello from HAF!

 

Dear friends,

We've missed you! So much growth has happened this year, and in short, we are eager to catch you up on what is going on behind the scenes and with communities.

Over the course of the next week, we'll send you a short series of messages sharing our favorite updates from our programs, new and ongoing. 

We also extend an invitation to you to join us this coming Tuesday, November 30 at 4:00 PM Morocco / 10:00 AM ET for a one-hour event to hear from us directly about our where- and what-abouts and have the opportunity to partake in a Q&A with our team.


In this first message, we focus on - yeah, you guessed it - tree planting.


With gratitude, 
The High Atlas Foundation Team
 

Register for HAF Updates and Q&A on 11/30
In case you missed it:
Watch HAF on CNN
On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, HAF President Yossef Ben-Meir appeared live on CNN Newsroom with Rosemary Church to speak about HAF's work on #CallToEarth Day, calling in from the community-managed interfaith nursery in Akrich, Morocco.
'Tis the season
for tree planting

Last winter and spring, the High Atlas Foundation planted over 700,000 organic fruit trees with more than 2,800 farming families in 40 provinces around Morocco.

Since April, we have monitored another 700,000 trees while strengthening the technical know-how of farmers to care for their crop and ultimately increase their long-term livelihoods.

Well...it’s that time again.

Right now, the HAF team is preparing to transplant 1,000,000 trees from the 13 community-managed tree nurseries that HAF supports to farming families, communities, schools, associations, and cooperatives around Morocco between December 2021 and March 2022.

It’s a major effort, and we need all the help we can get!

#MoveAMillion trees with us on #GivingTuesday

One way to help get this tree planting started is by participating in Giving Tuesday next week on November 30. From 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM ET, GlobalGiving is giving away one million dollars to nonprofits around the world as part of their #MoveAMillion campaign for #GivingTuesday.

Your donation to the tree-planting effort helps to cover the cost of transportation of trees to some of the most remote parts of Morocco, further subsidizes the cost of trees for communities in greatest need of support, re-seeds the nurseries (with 2 million new seeds!), and contributes toward the implementation of community-identified water solutions.

We hope you will consider joining us on this and all days!

Give to Plant Trees with Moroccan Communities
Read more about Planting Trees and Mental Health
Read: Building Agroforestry Systems in Taroudant
Launching YCC Morocco
We have officially launched the Youth Conservation Corps in Morocco!
 
This partnership with the USFS Africa & Middle East with funding from USAID is promoting new channels of training and skills development in order to foster employability and economic growth among youth in Morocco. The pilot program aims to strengthen workforce skills in forest conservation and management while instilling values of environmental stewardship.

The HAF tree team with new YCC Fellows partook in a five-day training on October 10-15. We welcome Fellows Zaid Ait Mout, Mariam Ait Malek, Yousra Ait Tizgui, Fatima El Mrini, Ayman Ouafik, and Mohamed Asry to the team!

Read more about teammate Lahcen Ben Moula's reflection on a participatory exercise facilitated during training week.
See photos from the YCC training
For our farming friends
 تتشرف مؤسسة الأطلس الكبير بدعوة الأسر والمجتمعات الفلاحية والجمعيات والتعاونيات والمدارس المغربية لتقديم الطلبات و المشاركة في موسم زراعة الأشجار 2021-2022!
هدفنا هو زرع مليون شجرة فاكهة عضوية مع المجتمعات المحلية في جميع أنحاء المملكة بحلول مارس 2022. يرجى مشاركة قائمة الأشجار 2021-2022 هذا مع المهتمين بزراعة الأشجار. نحن جاهزون لإستقبال طلباتكم!

HAF is so happy to invite the farming families, communities, associations, cooperatives, and schools of Morocco to place orders and engage in partnership for the 2021-2022 tree planting season! Please share this 2021-2022 tree catalog with your Moroccan network. We are in business!
اطلب الأشجار | Request Trees
This and every week, we are thankful for you.
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