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A look at Carbon – a “Co-benefit” of Agroforestry

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A look at Carbon – a “Co-benefit” of Agroforestry Forest Gardens across Senegal, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda sequester an average of 62.8 metric tons of carbon per garden By Guest Blogger Lauren Cooper You’ve heard of carbon.  You’ve heard of emissions.  What does that have to do with a single cashew tree growing in Africa?…
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A tree isn’t just for Christmas

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This Christmas, why not get your loved one a gift they don’t know they’re missing? Sounds confusing I know, but hear me out because it might be the most original gift you give this year. A new study has shown that we have cut down 46% of all the trees we once had on Earth….
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Introducing The Brand New Trees.org

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Trees For The Future has exciting news! After months of anticipation, we are thrilled to introduce the brand new trees.org.   The mission of Trees for the Future has always been to plant trees and change lives and you can now visit www.trees.org easily learn more about what we do.   It features many new ways…
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Job Opening: Digital Marketing

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Digital Marketing Intern Associate Reports To: Executive Director Multiple vacancies Location: Silver Spring, MD January 2016 Organization Description Trees for the Future is improving the livelihoods of impoverished farmers by revitalizing degraded lands. Since 1989, with our experience in planting well over 118 million trees, we have demonstrated the transformative power of trees…
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Board Member

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Board Member (Volunteer-Development) Reports To: Chairman of the Board Multiple vacancies Prepared by: John Leary, Executive Director November 2015 Organization Description Trees for the Future improves the lives of impoverished farmers by guiding them through a tree planting process that transforms their fields, and their lives. Since 1989, with our experience in planting…
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Defining Climate-Smart Agriculture: How Forest Gardens Get It Right

Posted in Africa, Results & White Papers, Senegal, Tanzania, Why Trees?

Impoverished farmers and their farmland are continually exposed to a wide variety of risks that can ruin their crop. Throughout the year, each farming family faces severe risks dependent upon local and international markets, seed quality, intermittent rains, pests, crop storage, and the health of the family. As Bill Gates says, “If just one piece…
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Forest Gardens Empowering Youth

Posted in Results & White Papers, Why Trees?

    “I had many mouths to feed and I saw tree planting as a way to feed my family.”           – Mate Mbaye     Did you know that young people in Senegal are so desperate that they’re crossing deserts and oceans in search of a better life? You can only imagine…
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Trees For Youth

Posted in Cameroon, Kenya, Results & White Papers, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda

Half of the world’s population is under the age of 25, and most of them live in Africa. To empower the world’s youth, we must give them the tools they need to make smart decisions and realize new opportunities…even in places where they are led to believe that there are none. Many of the youth…
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Forest Gardens for Nutrition: Papa’s Planting Lots to Eat

Posted in Africa, Senegal, Why Trees?

There are many reasons why Ousmane and his family are celebrating and we hope you will too! Just look at the fruits of his labors. Just look at the size of the trees he has grown over the past 4 years! As we celebrate our 26th birthday on August 18, we’re also proud of our…
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Forest Gardens Empower Women

Posted in Africa, Press Releases, Results & White Papers

July 2015. For over 25 years, Trees for the Future has worked with women farmers to promote agroforestry interventions that help them revitalize their degraded lands, increase their incomes, and provide healthy food for their families. Recent estimates by researchers measure the female labor share in agriculture at 56% in Tanzania and 52% in Uganda….
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What is a Forest Garden?

Posted in Press Releases, Why Trees?

June 2015. Forest gardens are a superior farming system with the potential to change the lives of millions of subsistence farmers struggling to survive throughout the developing world. The forest garden is a locally-appropriate, multi-layered system of farm production that combines diverse varieties of crops and trees to empower families to fulfill their subsistence needs…
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Care of Your Moringa Seedling

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June 2015. It is with good reason that we use the moringa so extensively in our forest gardens. Although there are thirteen varieties of moringa we focus on Moringa oleifera, which we feel has the most benefit to the impoverished farmers with whom we work. Not only does this tree grow rapidly and can it be…
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Forest Gardens Improve Livestock Rearing: More Milk, More Money – Gladys’s Story

Posted in Africa, Kenya, Project News, Why Trees?

June 2015. Standing in her crumbling kitchen and watching it flood from the downpour, I am proud to know that Gladys has recently joined our program. I know how much her life will change in the next two years, and I see how by helping Gladys, we will also improve the lives of her three…
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Forest Gardens Enhance Biodiversity

Posted in Africa, Why Trees?

May 2015. Having lived in the very communities where we are working, we at Trees for the Future know intimately the many ways that farmers and biodiversity compete against each other. Through years of experience, we have found that by maintaining healthy forest gardens, farming families can work with rather than against biodiversity, for mutual…
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Find us at DC Green Festival 2015

Posted in Trees for the Future News

May 2015. Make plans to come out and meet the Trees for the Future team at the Green Festival in Washington, DC.  The event will be at the Washington Convention Center June 5, 6, and 7, our booth number is 344, and of course there will be many hundreds of other fascinating exhibitors.  We’re glad to…
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