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Fair Trade Ethical Living - Plant a Ghaf Tree Initiative with Goumbook at Sustainable City, Dubai, UAE

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Plant a Ghaf Tree Initiative with Goumbook at Sustainable City, Dubai, UAE

Plant a Ghaf Tree with Goumbook

at Sustainable City, Dubai, UAE

Sabeena Ahmed Proud to support Plant A Ghaf Tree Initiative with Social Enterprise Goumbook, at Sustainable City, Dubai, UAE - January 2020

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.

 

Sabeena Ahmed, Proud to support Give A Ghaf Tree Initiative with Social Enterprise Goumbook, at Sustainable City, Dubai, UAE - January 2020

 Sustainable City, Dubai, UAE - January 2020

 

 Sabeena Ahmed, with the Goumbook ladies, Proud to support Give A Ghaf Tree Initiative with Social Enterprise Goumbook, at 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.

 

Sabeena Ahmed, Proud to support Give A Ghaf Tree Initiative with Social Enterprise Goumbook, at Sustainable City, Dubai, UAE - January 2020

Filling the plant pots with soil

 

Sabeena Ahmed filling plant pots. Proud to support Give A Ghaf Tree Initiative with Social Enterprise Goumbook, at Sustainable City, Dubai, UAE - January 2020

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.

 

Sabeena Ahmed, Ghaf Seeds. Proud to support Give A Ghaf Tree Initiative with Social Enterprise Goumbook, at Sustainable City, Dubai, UAE - January 2020

Ghaf Tree seeds

 

Sabeena Ahmed planting Ghaf tree seeds at Sustainable City, Dubai, UAE

Planting Ghaf seeds in plant pots

 

Sabeena Ahmed planting Ghaf tree seeds at Sustainable City, Dubai, UAE - January 2020

Completed Ghaf tree planters at Sustainable City, Dubai, UAE

- January 2020

 

Sabeena Ahmed completed Ghaf tree planters with the Goumbook ladies 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, Sustainability City, Dubai, UAE _ Jan 2020

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

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

 

About Goumbook

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.

 

Sabeena Ahmed, Janaleen, Urleen, Mercy at Sustainability City, Dubai, UAE, Give a Ghaf Tree Planting Initiative - January 2020

Thank you to Janaleen, Arleen and Mercy at Goumbook a prosperous 2020.

Sabeena X

 

Further Reading and Links

 

The Sustainability City, Dubai, UAE

Goumbook, UAE

Connect With Nature UAE

 





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