Your donation plants trees that change lives.

Konso, Ethiopia
5.2500° N, 37.4833° E

Your donation has a direct impact on the earth and lives of the people who need it most. By helping us plant trees you give families the ability to transition from destructive farming techniques to a Forest Garden system that not only sustains and empowers them but changes their lives forever.

Who have we helped?

Lead Farmer Mate Mbaye and Field Technician Omar

Keur Lay Lobe, Senegal

Ousmane Willane and his family

Keur Lahine Lobe, Senegal
I get more from my two acre forest garden than I could get from six acres of peanut crop. My sons have a future now, and as I age, trees will continue to feed my family.
Mate Mbaye
Read Mate Mbaye's Story
"Before planting trees, I had no money and I had no purpose.”
Ousmane Willane
Read Ousmane Willane's Story

Gladys Wamuhu

Ikinu, Kenya

"By growing trees, I can replace expensive cattle feed with fodder grown on my farm."

Adama Faye

Nioxoloxo, Senegal

"I am no longer worried about how I will support my family."

When people learn how to give back to the land, the land gives back to them.

The Forest Garden Program is a sustainable agriculture practice where farmers plant a specific variety of crops and trees in phases over a four-year period.


Farmers learn to plan for their family’s future by discovering how planting 4,000 trees with food crops will help them make more money, grow more food and build a sustainable future.


Farmers learn to plant rows of nitrogen fixing trees in and along borders of their degraded land to protect the field from pests and stop erosion.


Farmers learn to plant over 12 types of fruit trees and vegetables to meet market opportunities and the nutritional needs of their families.


Forest Gardens give families: Significant increases in income, more paydays, more nutritious food to eat, security from risks related to markets, pests, and weather extremes, free alternatives to pesticides and fertilizers, feed for livestock, and fuel wood to cook.

When You Plant It Forward, You Change Lives.

James King


"It's great to know that giving even a small amount can make such a huge change in someone's life."

Kalen Elmsley

CEO, tentree

"My customers like that we’re not just planting trees, we’re helping people."

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