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Our Training Sites

Our Training Sites

Trees for the Future’s Training Sites are model Forest Gardens that demonstrate the Forest Garden Approach in action. We have five training sites across Senegal, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Each site is unique in both size and the trees and crops grown there, but they are all serving the same purpose – to provide staff, farmers, and partner organizations with an opportunity to see different agroforestry techniques and how different species and crops can be grown in the Forest Garden system.

Uganda Country Trainer Richard Ssali Kaggwa harvests vegetables from the Lukhonge Training Site in Uganda.

Training Site Details

  • Sites are between 0.5 – 3 acres of land.
  • Each site has an indoor or sheltered outdoor classroom space. 
  • They include all the elements of a Forest Garden, including the green wall/live fence, alley cropping or contours, permagarden, and a fruit tree portfolio. Some sites have livestock integration and other relevant technology demonstrations for the average smallholder farmer.
  • Each training site is actively producing food and resources which are sold to support the operating costs.
  • Some of the training sites also operate tree nurseries which are then used in TREES programs and local communities.
  • The sites are all established with the help of a partner organization that has provided the land for use.

Various types of training are offered at the sites, from field days and drop in tours to 1-5 day workshops, on a sliding scale cost.  We are currently hosting minimal public training events due to COVID-19, but more will be available in 2022. Sign up for our Forest Garden Training Center emails to be the first to know about virtual and in-person training opportunities.