Sustainability-focused wine brand Trinity Oaks and Trees for the Future nonprofit celebrate 12 successful years of their One Bottle One Tree giving program on Earth Day's 50th anniversary
Trinity Oaks wines and Trees for the Future nonprofit today announced that they have planted more than 23 million trees in their 12th year of partnership. The sustainability-focused pair achieved this milestone through the continued success of the One Bottle One Tree® giving program, an initiative that plants a tree for a community in need for every bottle of Trinity Oaks wine purchased. Together with the support of Trinity Oaks fans, the One Bottle One Tree program has aided tens of thousands of people in more than 20 different countries since its inception.
Trinity Oaks is proud to reach this milestone with Trees for the Future, an organization with roots dating back more than 30 years. Since its founding in 1989, Trees for the Future has planted more than 180 million trees and revitalized hundreds of thousands of acres of land all around the world. Trinity Oaks helped magnify this good when the brand teamed up with Trees for the Future in 2008.
The more than 23 million trees planted through this collaboration have been hard at work helping the planet through agroforestry and a practice called the Forest Garden Approach. Trees for the Future teaches smallholder farmers to establish Forest Gardens – strategically planted trees and diverse crops – which protect and revitalize degraded soil, improve diets and income, and optimize available space. In addition to providing fruits, berries, nuts and the steady income they generate, trees planted through this approach provide environmental services that are essential for families in the developing world. Communities helped by Trinity Oaks and Trees for the Future benefit from trees which improve the fertility of degraded soils, prevent soil erosion, increase water penetration into underground aquifers and contribute to improvements in the growing environment. The trees that Trees for the Future Forest Garden farmers plant also help to lessen the wind that might affect crops, cool off ground temperatures, and trap moisture and nutrients in the soil so that food crops grow better in the improved microclimate.