Since 1996, ATP has operated nurseries in the villages of Karin and Khachpar, which employ Armenian refugees and provide 53 varieties of indigenous fruit and decorative trees. The nurseries serve as field research stations for state of the art tree propagation, grafting techniques, irrigation methodologies, and environmental education for students, professionals, and local farmers.
The CTP program has planted more than 70,000 fruit and decorative trees at over 80 churches around Armenia. One of the most prominent sites is Khor Virab Monastery, where ATP planted hundreds of trees in commemoration of the 1700th anniversary of Armenia’s adoption of Christianity.
One of our most visible programs, CTP provides more than 50,000 fruit and decorative trees each year to urban and rural communities throughout Armenia, and works with the local population to nurture those trees so they will bring multiple benefits in the future. The CTP program hosts dozens of diasporan visitors each year, who visit ATP nurseries and planting sites at public parks, villages, and institutions all over Armenia.