Earlier, in April I announced our partnership with Trees for the Future, an organization committed to improving the livelihoods of impoverished farmers by revitalizing degraded lands. By entering into this partnership we actually committed ourselves to giving back to the community in ways that support environmental sustainability but also empower the people to change the way they live for the better.
The Forest Garden Program implemented by Trees for the Future is a simple, replicable and scalable approach with proven success. By planting specific types of trees and crops in a systematic manner over a four year period, families can change their lives forever. Thus, Forest Gardens not only reverse environmental degradation, restore biodiversity and remove megatons of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere but they also provide families with sustainable food sources, livestock feed, products to sell, fuel wood and up to a 500% increase in their annual income.
For each and every product sold we committed ourselves to planting between 5 and 15 trees, depending on the value of each product. The number of trees that will be planted for each product ordered is shown in the description of our products so you know exactly how many trees you will help to plant with your purchase. Thus each product ordered comes with a great feeling of accomplishment because your are not just buying a product, you are also offering a helping hand in reducing the carbon footprint of our everyday activities and providing other less fortunate families a chance for a better living.
Since 1989 Trees for the Future planted over 127 million trees all over the world and demonstrated the transformative power of trees in helping people break out of the poverty trap while also addressing the global environment. Today, their work in East and West Africa is helping to build a world where people can leave a legacy of opportunity through sustainable practices and productive lands for future generations.