Plant a Ghaf Tree with Goumbook
at Sustainable City, Dubai, UAE
Proud to support Give A Ghaf Tree Initiative with Social Enterprise Goumbook, at Sustainable City, Dubai, UAE - January 2020
This January I decided to start my year of self-care, healing and fulfilling ambitions by supporting a fantastic social enterprise Goumbook.
It also reminded me of my mothers love for nature and gardening.
My beloved mother also planted an apple and pear tree in her garden before her passing.
On a beautiful Saturday morning, I headed over to the Sustainable City, Dubai to participate in the Give A Ghaf Tree Initiative.
Sustainable City, Dubai, UAE - January 2020
Sabeena Ahmed with the Goumbook ladies
I walked over to the Goumbook stand and met Jenaleen asked me to fill the pots with soil.
Filling the plant pots with soil
Sabeena shaking excess soil from plant pots
Once filling the plant pots with soil I walked over to the wooden benches and was asked to plant a Ghaf seed in each pot.
Ghaf Tree seeds
Planting Ghaf seeds in plant pots
Completed Ghaf tree planters at Sustainable City, Dubai, UAE
- January 2020
Sabeena holding the completed Ghaf tree planters
with the Goumbook ladies
Sabeena Ahmed completed Ghaf tree planters at the Goumbook stand
I hope that in a few years time there will be a beautiful Ghaf tree growing one that was planted by my own hands.
A fully grown ghaf tree
About the Ghaf Tree
Scientific Name: Prosopis cineraria
Arabic Name(s): Ghaf, Harb, Awd, Hadheeb, Shibhan, غاف
“There is a popular saying that death will not visit a man, even at the time of a famine, if he has a Ghaf, a goat and a camel, since the three together will sustain a man even under the most trying conditions.” – unknown
The beautiful, valuable Ghaf is the evergreen tree of the desert! In 2008, it was declared as the national tree of the UAE because of its great cultural and traditional significance. The Ghaf is a drought-tolerant tree, able to withstand the harsh desert environment and still remain green. It can be found on low sand dunes and its presence is an indicator there is water underground. The Ghaf can live up to 120 years!
Source: Connect With Nature UAE
This event had been organised by Goumbook and Founder Tatiana Antonelli Abella.
Goumbook is a social enterprise promoting sustainable living and green practices in the UAE and beyond since 2010.
It's mission is to create a new global community focused on sustainability and environmental experts, organizations, businesses and consumers.
If you'd like to support the Give A Ghaf Tree Planting Initiative please click on the link below.