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Planting trees changes lives.

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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 destructive farming techniques to a Forest Garden system that not only sustains and empowers them but changes their lives forever.

Who have we helped?

Sidy Ba stands among his lush eggplant field.

“Before my Forest Garden, all of my family had to leave to find work. Now they work here! “
Sidy Ba

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

Jean Baptiste Nitcheu

Bakassa, Cameroon

“I have four kids, with the money I gain, I send them to school.”

Shu Neba Joram

Mezam, Cameroon

“I don’t want to be selfish just as Trees for the Future was not selfish to me, so I believe that if I pass on what I have been trained on to other people, globally, it will serve our environment, serve our lives, we will have more food, we will protect our environment, and everybody will live fine.”

When people learn how to give back to the land, the land gives back to them.

The Forest Garden Program is a sustainable agriculture practice where farmers plant a specific variety of crops and trees in phases over a four-year period.


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.

When You Plant It Forward, You Change Lives.

Christi Heun Peace Corps

Christi Heun

Peace Corps

"Collaborating with Trees as a Peace Corps Volunteer enabled me to jump right in to this dynamic network and make real progress on the ground with motivated farmers."
Tentree CEO Kalen Elmsley

Kalen Elmsley

CEO, tentree

"My customers like that we’re not just planting trees, we’re helping people."

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