«Tree of Life»: Benevolent Initiative Cultivating an Orchard in Tatev

«Tree of Life»: Benevolent Initiative Cultivating an Orchard in Tatev

In a testament to the enduring spirit of Ruben Vardanyan’s philanthropic vision and mission and advancing his projects, the Development Agency “We Are Our Mountains” in cooperation with partner organizations intends to plant a new orchard in Tatev. This initiative aims to cultivate a green space adjacent to the Tatev Monastery and the Wings of Tatev ropeway, symbolizing vitality and renewal.

The orchard will serve as a tribute to Ruben Vardanyan’s dedication to the well-being of his people and homeland, while each tree will echo the support of project participants for Ruben Vardanyan and our compatriots unjustly detained in Azerbaijan.

With plans to plant 1,000 trees – including apple, pear, cherry, and prune varieties – the planting commenced on April 7. Throughout April, additional trees will be planted, culminating in the orchard’s official opening ceremony on May 25. Central to the inauguration will be the planting of the symbolic “Tree of Life”– a plane tree (known as Sosi, Chinar, Tnjri in Armenian) – a revered symbol in Armenian culture signifying resilience, compassion, nobility, and longevity. Deeply intertwined with Armenian traditions and history, this sacred tree embodies the enduring spirit of the Armenian people.

The “Tree of Life” initiative represents a return to our roots and national traditions, aiming at drawing strength, energy, and hope there for revival. Central to this event is a pilgrimage to the Tatev Monastery, a historical bastion of Armenian spirituality, endurance, and resistance.

The event program is available here. 

You can register for participation using this link bellow.

 

Funds collected within the project’s framework will be allocated towards the
development of the Tatev community.

Partners

Partners

Wings of Tatev Ropeway
“Tatev Revival” Foundation

Co-organizers

Co-organizers

The Armenian Apostolic Church
Tatev Municipality
“Armenian General Benevolent Union”
“ATP”
“Aznavour” Foundation
“H. Hovnanian Family Foundation”
“Orran”
“Teach For Armenia”
“The Armenian Relief Society”
“Tufenkian” Foundation

Geography

Geography

Syunik Region, Tatev

Implementation dates

Implementation dates

April – May 2024

Sustainability 

The orchard will boast a drip irrigation system, ensuring efficient watering, and will be tended to by the “Wings of Tatev” Ropeway team in collaboration with local residents. Future plans involve utilizing the orchard’s yield to establish a socially oriented mini-production venture.

COOPERATING ORGANIZATIONS