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David’s Forest Garden is Making All the Difference

When David Abach joined Trees for the Future’s Forest Garden Training Program in 2020, he identified roughly half a hectare of his Kenyan farm to convert into a Forest Garden. He quickly started learning about a sustainable agroforestry technique called the Forest Garden Approach from local Trees for the Future (TREES) staff.   A Better Farm … Continued

The Connection Between Food Systems and the Environment

Transportation, plastic pollution, clothing and consumer products… all these things and more are contributors to ongoing environmental degradation on a global scale. But one (very large) contributor doesn’t always get the attention it deserves – food systems.  The rise of industrialized agriculture in the 1900’s paved the way for clear cutting trees, spraying chemicals and … Continued

These Drones Are Advancing Environmental Restoration

As Mohamed Limo tends to his farm in Singida, Tanzania, there is a soft humming overhead. A drone is methodically circling the one-acre plot, taking detailed photos of the trees, shrubs, and crops covering his land.  Mohamed is part of Trees for the Future’s (TREES) Forest Garden training program. TREES trains farmers in a regenerative … Continued

Looking to Farmers this Earth Day

SMALLHOLDER FARMERS SUCCESSFULLY STORING 62.8 TONS OF CARBON ON THEIR LAND  Trees for the Future Forest Garden Farmers are Effectively Addressing Climate Change  April 17, 2023 (WASHINGTON DC) – Thousands of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are sustainably capturing and storing carbon on their land through agroforestry systems called Forest Gardens.   “Farmers are on the frontlines of … Continued

Give the Gift of Trees this Season

Looking for sustainable gifts that make the world a better place? Trees for the Future has you covered!  When you order a personalized TREES certificate for a loved one, you’re giving the things that matter most to the people who need it most. You’re not just planting trees, fruit, and vegetables, you’re planting so much … Continued

Take a Walk through Alice’s Kenyan Forest Garden

Chickens cluck happily and clothes dry on the line in the midday sun. An occasional breeze rustles the leaves of the trees surrounding the garden. A sprinkler is showering freshly planted greens with water pumped from the stream at the bottom of the hill.  Alice Wangu Mwaura looks around her farm with a soft smile … Continued

Community in Action: For a Fitter Planet

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

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