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Tress for the Future Launches Forest Garden Training Center

Contact: Kendall Swenson
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Today, Trees for the Future launches it’s Forest Garden Training Center (FGTC), an online training certification that helps practitioners around the globe to “Plant trees, Change lives” and end deforestation across the developing world. 

The new Forest Garden training materials are now available online and the resources are globally applicable. We are now registering project and community leaders at

SILVER SPRING, MD – September 5, 2018 – In response to global pressure to combat poverty, hunger, drought and the migration crisis across Africa, Trees for the Future has launched a new online trainer certification and agroforesty resource center designed to increase income and promote better nutrition among millions of chronically hungry people through planting trees.

“In just about every community across the developing world, farming and livestock are the top reasons for deforestation,” explains John Leary, Executive Director of Trees for the Future and author of his new book, One Shot: Trees as Our Last Chance for Survival. “With the Forest Garden Approach we are able to take the world’s worst environmental offenders and turn them into forces for good.”

The Forest Garden Training of Trainers certification is the pinnacle development in Trees for the Future’s 28-year history. During the past three decades, Trees for the Future has been a leader in agroforestry and tree planting across many countries and contexts, and this training center bolsters Trees for the Future’s leadership role in the food security community. It is designed to give practitioners across the agriculture and health sectors who work throughout the developing world – community and project leaders, development agents, extension personnel, missionaries, volunteers – an easily deployable and replicable solution to end poverty by planting Forest Gardens.

Project and community leaders around the world can now explore the FGTC, download training resources, ask agroforestry questions to global practitioners, and become a Certified Forest Garden Trainer.

“Our goal is to find more organizations to get their staff certified and active doing Forest Garden training wherever they operate,” says Leary. “Through coordinated effort, we can lift hundreds of thousands of families out of poverty in the coming years through the planting of millions of trees.”

Trees for the Future’s goal is to reach and help millions of farmers through the Forest Garden Approach. Join them on their exciting journey as they launch a new phase in Forest Garden development!

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