Plant a Tree, Plant Hope
Posted 27 June 2014 - 11:05 AM
BTW. In the above reference to her uncle John Mugar, his given name name was Youhanna and he was an ordained minister.
Does Arad know that in the Armenian արատ/arad/arat means blemish?
To not forget Anarat Hghoutiun /Immaculate Conception.
Posted 28 June 2014 - 10:07 AM
When in Armenia, we contacted several organizations, The Armenian Tree Project was the only one the showed substance. Anahit Gharibyan and her husband took the time to show us what they had done and what they were doing, Who had been put to work and what and where the trees had been planted. They picked us up and spent the day showing around, introducing us to Surpazan at St. Mesrob Mastots, Oshagan, just one place where the good work was done. We went to several projects. We ate fruit from the trees that had been planted, we saw the orchards. We met Dicran, the Nursery in Khachpar village, who, came to Armenia from Azerbadijan and now tends the trees before they are planted at the various locations. Many Armenians from Azerbadijan one who came to Armenia that would have no other means of living, are given work.
Anahit has returned to the U.S. and contacted us, her daughter lives here.
This project stood out as the one well done. Our girls were younger then, they planted a Rose Bush at the nursery, it was named after them,Yerazel ou Yerani, I'd like to see that bush now.
If we were at the mountain ranch I would post pictures of our time with them, a very worthy project. ,God be with them.
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Posted 01 July 2014 - 06:19 PM
Armenia Tree Project Plans Forest in Memory of Hrant Dink (1954-2007)
(Click here to view the ATP Featured Appeal in memory of Hrant Dink)
(Click here to read this story in Eastern Armenian)
(Click here to read this story in Western Armenian)
January 25, 2007
Soon after the tragic death of Armenian editor and journalist Hrant Dink, a group of donors contacted Armenia Tree Project (ATP) expressing interest in planting a special forest in his memory.
Last week, Armenians from Istanbul to Glendale were shocked and grief-stricken to learn of the tragic murder of Hrant Dink, the editor of the bilingual, Istanbul-based Agos newspaper. Hrant Dink, who was convicted under Turkey’s Article 301 for “insulting Turkishness” because of his frank discussion of the Armenian Genocide, had been receiving death threats from right-wing nationalists in Turkey for months. On January 19, a young man made good on the threats, stalked Hrant Dink, and shot him several times in the back of the head.
The killing has led to international outrage and expressions of sympathy. On January 23, over 100,000 people in Turkey joined Hrant Dink’s funeral procession. As they marched through the streets of Istanbul carrying signs that said “We are all Hrant,” they chanted “We are all Hrant, we are all Armenian.” For more information about Hrant Dink, visit the web site www.hrantdink.org.
Hrant Dink named the newspaper he founded Agos, which in Armenian means furrow. “A furrow is for planting and with the encouragement of donors who have already come forward with initial funding, we will plant a forest as a tribute to Hrant Dink,” said ATP Executive Committee member Nancy Kricorian.
Armenia Tree Project (ATP), a grassroots-supported non-profit organization based in Watertown and Yerevan, conducts vitally important environmental projects in Armenia’s impoverished and deforested zones and seeks support in advancing its reforestation mission.
Since 1994, ATP has made enormous strides in combating desertification in the biologically diverse but threatened Caucasus region. Nearly 1.5 million trees have been planted and restored, and hundreds of jobs have been created for Armenians in seasonal tree-regeneration programs.
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