Trees for the Future

This woman is carrying tree seedlings as part of a community tree-planting in Gersale village in Ethiopia. One important aspect of a forest garden: the variety of tree and plant species involved. Having different kinds of food sources helps to protect against the failure of a single crop during drought or because of blight. Also, trees bring moisture up from deeper in the soil, and their leaves provide shade for more-vulnerable food plants. Planting out of poverty: http://trees.org/

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