Trees for the Future

This woman is watering seedlings in a tree nursery that’s part of one of our projects in Senegal. Training farmers to create nurseries and grow seedlings is a vital part of building a network of forest gardens. Our technicians travel between villages to work with farmers like the woman in the photo, often over roads that are almost impassible in the rainy seasons. But the results are worth it. Planting trees, changing lives: http://trees.org/

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Trees for the Future

Brazilian farmer Ana Maria at work in the vegetable garden that forms part of the community’s forest garden. Forest gardens meet many needs for local farm families: they provide food, forest products like fuel wood and (through cash crops like coffee) a sustainable income. Within four years, a forest garden can raise a family’s income by a factor of ten! Planting out of poverty: http://trees.org/

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Trees for the Future

Time to weed the tree nursery! Nurseries, like this one in Nicaragua, are designed to nurture tree seedlings before they’re transplanted to the final home in a forest garden. Life being tenacious, at least a few random seeds will end up in the mix, perhaps drifting in on the winds or dropped by birds. Regular maintenance like this keeps weeds from taking over. More on our agroforestry work:

http://www.treesforthefuture.org/

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Trees for the Future

Tree-planting in the area of Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua. Farming has always been hard work, and agroforestry is no exception. But the rewards are worth it — forest gardens mean better soil, sustainable food and cash crops, better nutrition and a higher income. All for just 10 cents per tree! Planting trees, changing lives:

 http://www.treesforthefuture.org/

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Trees for the Future

Three generations of the Ramos family stand next to part of their tree nursery in their community in the Philippines. Deforestation and rural poverty are huge problems throughout the developing world, and our forest-garden approach helps solve both of them in the areas where it’s implemented, since integrating trees into farms helps take pressure off of native forests while also providing food and income to farmers. Planting trees, changing the planet: 

http://www.treesforthefuture.org/

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Trees for the Future

Tejaswi Deepak Ramane lives near the Western Ghats region in India, where her mother (Jyoti Deepak Ramane) started a tree nursery in 2013. The family has already planted 25,000 seedlings of different tree species like Teakwood, Arjun, Shisham, Awala, Hirda and Beheda along with other medicinally important plants. Their hard work helps ensure that Tejaswi and her brother can afford to go to school and have a better life in the future. Planting trees, changing lives:

http://www.treesforthefuture.org/

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Trees for the Future

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. 

http://www.treesforthefuture.org/

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