“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 and GO! Aug 2019

Want to quit reading and start planting? From August 10-25, 2019 we will be gathering people from around the world to “Plant Together” in Senegal.  It all begins with a four-day orientation camp near Dakar, with international and local African speakers, helping you get your heart clean and your hands dirty. Then teams will head up north for one week of planting trees in Africa’s “Great Green Wall” . You’ll eat native food, work hard and maybe even learn a few words of Wolof  or Pular (two of the tribal languages of Senegal) as you share your life and your sweat with other Africans.  Are you ready? DOWNLOAD THE INFORMATION SHEET HERE.

It’s time for Africa!!

The Place: Senegal, West Africa Dates: August 10-25, 2019 Cost: €375 + airfare Ages: 16+ (in some cases younger participants may come with families) Languages: Eng/French Special Conditions: All members of your team should be in reasonable health and good physical condition. Planting involves strenuous labor in warm climate conditions. Appropriate visas and vaccinations, malaria tablets, etc., are the responsibility of each participant. (More specific information available here.)