|Period||Tree Type 1 10 doz||Tree Type 2 15 doz|
|1 full calendar year (365 days)||12345||18888|
A 'kalam' is what a mango tree is called as across the Kokan region. A driving force for the hafoos industry used to be the mothers and sons of the land who used to shower love and care on their family owned kalams. Starting its life as a sapling only a few inches tall, a typical kalam takes years of nurturing and attention to blossom into a young fruit-bearing tree. In a period of 8-10 years it grows into a mature tree that can organically yield hundreds of hafoos mangoes per season.
Over the years, the trading monopolies at play have forced many of these organically nurtured trees to be too expensive to maintain, making its fruit too unattractive to invest time in. Other than taking care of a small number of trees in and around their homes, most villagers choose to lease their kalams to traders because they cannot afford organic farming. To reverse the negative effect this has caused, we are asking you to help make it attractive for these farmers to take responsibility of their kalams.
Simply adopt-a-tree and join our growing community of urban micro-farmers by pledging an amount of INR 12,345/- for one year towards the maintenance of one tree. In return, we will be happy to honor your support to the farmer by sharing with you 120 mangoes (60 mangoes each of ‘Saras’ and ‘Sona’ sizes) borne by that tree next season during the month of May. A larger contribution would be INR 18,888/- yielding 180 mangoes (90 mangoes each of ‘Saras’ and ‘Sona’ sizes).