"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do". In collaboration with Trees For The Future, we plant one tree for every item sold. These trees specifically give poverty stricken families across six countries in Sub-Saharan Africa the ability to transition from unsustainable farming techniques to a Forest Garden system that provides a more reliable source of food and income to the farmers and their families. Your donation not only sustains and empowers them, but also changes their lives forever! To date Trees For The Future has planted over 149 MILLION trees! Our goal at Woodshak, with your help, is to add as many trees to that total as possible and help as many families as possible.
The Forest Garden Program is a simple, replicable and scalable approach with proven success. By planting specific types of fast-growing trees, fruit trees, hardwoods and food crops in a systematic manner over a four year period, families can positively change their lives forever. Forest Gardens consist of thousands of trees that provide families with sustainable food sources, livestock feed, products to sell, fuel wood and a 400% increase in their annual income in four years.
Male and Female Farmers living below the poverty line, struggling to feed their families with the one or few crops they raise on increasingly degraded land.
Currently, we work in six Sub-Saharan countries where we have strong on-the-ground personnel and numerous clusters of farmers motivated to join the program. Though we have historically planted trees in 60 countries, we are actively replicating our pathway out of poverty in Senegal, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Guinea, and Uganda.
We identify a group of farmers—typically 300 families at a time —who have both a great need for assistance and a high likelihood of success. Farmers provide the land, labor, and water; a powerful, entrepreneurial determination; and an inspiring sense of ownership. TREES provides training, mentoring, seeds, and nursery supplies with each family. We guide the large groups of farmers through the process of using trees to protect, diversify, and eventually optimize their cropland. We continue working with farmers for the four years it takes to fully establish the Forest Garden, offering ongoing coaching and regular site visits.
For more information on Trees For The Future and their Garden Forest system please visit their website at Plant-trees.org