“When the last tree dies, the last man dies”

West African Proverb

“Forests precede civilizations and deserts follow them.”

François-René de Chateaubriand

You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace… and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

Isaiah 55:12

Worldviews change when people observe sacrificial service.

Curtis Clewett Planting Together Executive Team

Planting Together will bring transformation to the mindset of people in my nation.

Jean Gapelbe PT African network coordinator

If your vision is for one year – plant wheat. If your vision is for 10 years – plant trees. If your vision is for a lifetime – plant people.

Chinese Proverb

African Villages can survive without a health hut, school or well, but permanently they cannot live without trees.

Eric Tumieux Director, Beersheba Project

The true meaning of life  is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.

Nelson Henderson 19th Century pioneer settler

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

Martin Luther

“I wish everyone could visit Africa for two weeks. It would change their lives!”

Guy Zeller KKI global leader

Gather & Go 2019

Plant together in Senegal!


NEW documentary: “From the Ground UP”

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The Senegal Planting Experience

Photos August 2012 planting trip!


Giving back what was stolen from Africa

Just Published… 2019 Report!!

August 2019 – another historic Planting Together outreach, this time in two locations! 135 intrepid participants from 28 nations braved the African sun, bugs and quite a few “surprises” along the way. Transformed lives and amazing “chance” meetings were all part of this year’s excursion. You can download the official report here.

Brand new Medical Team Video!!

What’s it like to share your medical skills literally at the “ends of the earth” among people who have access to little or no healthcare? Click on the link or the picture to go to this blog post and see the brand new video produced by our Hong Kong production team, led by Diego Servant and Dina…

2014 Campaign Part II: “Nden Nden Gawen”!

We’re finally here in that place called Mbar Toubab, and beginning to discover the fruit of our labor over the last several years. For three days, Kindra and I donned our red-cross adorned T-shirts to assist the other real medical personnel in this adventure in the bush. The last day, over 200 people lined up…

2014 Campaign: Challenging but fruitful

17/8/14 I will try to make use of a very hot late afternoon to set down some impressions from this year’s Planting Together Campaign.  In a word: challenging. First, it was a fall-off of attendance with several teams that were for sure in April becoming no-shows in August. A tragedy knocked the wind out of…

Africa: Pleased to Meet You!

As I write this, two of our executive team, Jean Gapelbe and Keith Whittaker, are now in Dakar,  meeting with government and church leaders,  facility directors, medical supervisors and many more during 8 days of advance preparations. Last night, by Skype call, Jean reported that the directors of the “Great Green Wall” project were very…