Tobias Omondi didn’t always feel so optimistic. From his farm in Kisumu, in western Kenya, his outlook on his land and family’s future rose and fell with market fluctuations and increasingly unpredictable growing seasons. “Getting money,” says Tobias, “was not very easy.” The compound challenges of water access, climate change, and market volatility are common … Continued
They say you can’t buy happiness. But just ask Alice Wangu Mwaura – you can certainly plant it! When Alice joined our training program, she was looking for a path away from the farming practices harming her land. She found it hard to be happy when just one bad harvest could put her farm and … Continued
Four years ago, Bassirou Seck was farming on unhealthy soil and harvesting very little from his land. It was difficult to see a secure future in farming. Today, his land tells a different story. It tells a story of transformation, of restoration, and of long-awaited, lasting change. Under the shade of more than 2,000 trees, … Continued
Only a year into our training program, Christine Akello shares her story of success from her Forest Garden in Uganda.
4,135 miles traveled. 180 thousand feet of elevation. Thousands of trees planted. One pedal stroke at a time from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia, Keith Burnet and his fellow cyclists at For a Fitter Planet biked their way across the United States on the legendary Pan-America route – and fundraised for Trees for the Future … Continued
Training new Forest Gardeners, supporting them as challenges arise, and checking in on their progress throughout the life of a project is no easy task. That’s why Trees for the Future (TREES) has passionate people like Lead Technician Bashir Mulondo making our impact happen every day in Mount Elgon, Uganda. Alongside passionate team members like … Continued