Future site of a forest garden! This barren plot will soon play host to a wide variety of tree and plant species. We’ll start with fast-growing trees that stabilize and fertilize the soil, then add in plants for local consumption and use, along with cash crops like coffee. From bare ground to a rich source of food and income for local farmers in just four years: planting out of poverty.
A vast amount of bird species depend on trees as they need them for nesting as shelter and food resource as colonies of insects live in and around trees.But moreover we all need trees in order to survive as they produce our oxygen, store carbon dioxide until they die and decay or get burned by us.They restore soil and keep soil healthy for other creatures to thrive on and act as waterlog to prevent flooding. And they keep earth cool.A tree is as cheap as 10 cents and the Organization ‘Trees for the Future’ has planted over 80 million trees since 1989.Its only a tiny fraction that they have replanted as we have cut down over 50% of the world’s forests and if we continue at this speed we will have no forests left in 100 years time (and no creatures).So their work is urgently needed.Their tree planting projects takes the pressure of the remaining trees as it helps farmers to restore soil, to plant sustainable trees that they can use to make a living from and it helps therfore the rest of human population and animals….So by helping them you will help the birds and everyone else. Until Agustín the 23rd their partners will match every donation to 100% up to $15,000 which is a great way to help.Plant your own forest and help thousands of birds to keep their homes by doing this. . http://www.treesforthefuture.org
TREES FOR THE FUTURE
On Monday we will launch our first annual Plant it Forward Campaign. From July 28-August 23 our partner MODO will match your donation up to $15,000! Join us next week and double your impact by sharing the stories of our partner farmers in Africa and supporting their work!
Hard work pays off: the shoots in this tree nursery in Senegal are coming up fast, and soon they’ll be ready to transfer to the fields. Earlier today we showed you a bare plot of land that’ll soon become a forest garden; seedlings like these are the raw material that make that transformation happen. In the process, they’ll transform the lives of a whole village. Planting trees, changing lives:
Fili Guirassy lifts a protective cover off of citrus seedlings in his tree nursery in Senegal. We work closely with local farmers like him to tailor forest gardens to local needs and conditions. The end result: a greener landscape and a better life for him and his children. Plus, we plant trees for just 10 cents apiece! Every dollar we receive will plant 10 trees:
Under the shade of a tree in Honduras, Gerardo Santos divides up seeds to distribute to local farmers. TREES technicians provide seeds and their knowledge and experience setting up forest gardens, while local communities provide lots and lots of hard work. The payoff? A better life and environment for them and a healthier planet for us all. Not bad for just ten cents per tree:
In Senegal, Lamine Tounkara and his children fill tree sacks with soil before planting a tree seed in each one. Like parents everywhere, he wants a better life for his kids. Thanks to his work (and theirs), they’ll have one: a forest garden means better nutrition, better soil and a higher income. All while taking pressure off the remaining stands of native local forests. Planting trees, changing lives: http://www.treesforthefuture.org/
These avocado trees are just a year old but growing up fast! They’re part of a forest garden in Honduras built as part of a TREES project in a farming community. Avocados are rich in nutrients and a great addition to the local diet, and they can also be sold to help generate much-needed revenue for these farmers. Planting out of poverty: