ITF Staff go Vegan for Veganuary!

Not so much a New Year’s resolution as a statement. Staff, Volunteers and Trustees at ITF are choosing a vegan diet this January as part of Veganuary. As an organisation whose main aim is to conserve, restore and sustainably manage forests globally, we’ve decided to put our money where our mouth is! Agriculture, and in…

4 Trees Before Christmas!

There are just four trees remaining before Christmas! That is the number of trees remaining in our agroforestry advent calendar. Everyday since the 1st December, we’ve profiled a different species of tree planted and loved by farmers in Kenya. From fruit to soil improvement, shade to fodder, the trees in our advent calendar are all…

A perfect day for tree planting

It was a beautiful day in Embu County, Kenya, just south of the equator. Foggy, cool, and with a persistent drizzle that sometimes turned into steady rain.  Perfect for tree planting. I was visiting the Mt Kenya Forest Landscape Restoration project – Phase 1 of ITF’s Centenary Campaign, 20 Million Trees for Kenya’s Forests, with…

Farms and Forest: Growing Together

From 1st December until 15th January, we’re raising money for a great project in Kenya. Farms and Forest: Growing Together aims to help farmers in Kanja village to plant trees on their smallholdings. Spearheading the campaign is Esther Nyaga, a 47 year old tea farmer. Esther has been involved in our 20 Million Trees Campaign…

What can trees do for us?

ITF recognises the vital roles of trees in our planet’s ecosystem, including providing habitats for wildlife, helping mitigate climate change and contributing to people’s livelihoods. However, the direct benefits to humans through experiencing forest environments are less widely acknowledged globally. Sam Choan has written a post for ITF outlining these benefits. As a gardening enthusiast,…

Black Friday goes Green!

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the UK-based company Get Laid Beds. Get Laid Beds produce quality handmade beds using wood from FSC and PESC approved forests. In a bid to further their commitments to environmental sustainability, Get Laid Beds will plant as many trees as they can during their Give Back…

New partnership supports planting over 1000 trees

We’re pleased to announce a new partnership with Batelier Handicraft, designer of quality, eco-friendly wooden gadgets. Batelier Handicraft were created in 2013 by Sebastian Profic, and since then have made their name selling individually crafted wooden products, specialising in designing accessories for Apple products. This new partnership will support our 20 Million Trees for Kenya’s…