We believe in the power of trees to change lives.

Katakel, Senegal
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Plant Trees. Feed Families. Change Lives.

The Forest Garden Program is a simple, replicable and scalable approach with proven success. By planting specific types of trees and crops in a systematic manner over a four year period, families can change their lives forever. Forest Gardens provide families with sustainable food sources, livestock feed, products to sell, fuel wood and up to a 500% increase in their annual income.


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.

Trees for the Future is dedicated to ending extreme hunger and poverty across Sub-Saharan Africa by revitalizing degraded lands.

Where We’re Working

We currently have 14 projects underway in five countries in Sub Saharan Africa. Our focus is on the implementation of Forest Garden Programs in Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda and Tanzania, as these are areas where we are having the biggest impact and seeing amazing results.

Who We Have Helped

Malik Ndao enjoying the fruits of his labor

“I thank you to the point of wanting to dance!” said Malik Ndao, now in his third year of a Forest Garden project in Senegal.
Malik Ndao

Lead Farmer Mate Mbaye and Field Technician Omar

Keur Lay 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

Ousmane Willane and his family

Keur Lahine Lobe, Senegal
"Before planting trees, I had no money and I had no purpose.”
Ousmane Willane

Donate To Trees For The Future

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 unsustainable farming techniques to a Forest Garden system. Your donation not only sustains and empowers them, but also changes their lives forever.