An orchard for health and wellbeing

As part of the Fruit-full Communities project, YMCA Derbyshire has recently completed the transformation of an overgrown space into a tranquil orchard. They hope the space will promote the mental health and well-being of their residents and the local community. When the Fruit-full Communities facilitator team made their initial site visit in May 2017, they…

Dom Community Food Forest Continues!

The Dom Community Food Forest project is part of the long-term collaboration between Community Assistance in Development (COMAID) and ITF, which started back in 2015. During this time, COMAID have planted over 30,000 trees and trained local communities in forest management, tree nursery establishment and tree planting. COMAID’s most recent projects have been made possible…

Amuria Schools Tree Planting Project

Background In Amuria District, Eastern Uganda, ITF partner Save a Seed for the Future (SAFE) have started work with 10 schools. Working with both children and teachers, Amuria Schools Tree Planting Project (ASTREPP) aims to raise awareness about environmental degradation and give students practical skills in tree planting. Although the project is primarily targeting schools, SAFE believe…

Revival of the Community Spirit in Zambia

On the border with Malawi, in the Lundazi District, Eastern Province of Zambia, deforestation is largely attributed to a dramatic increase in the cultivation of tobacco, cotton and maize. Unsustainable farming, logging for charcoal and fuel, as well as wildfires are also contributing factors to environmental degradation in the area. However, a strong community spirit,…