“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

Info for Participants

To join with us in “Planting Together”, your first step is to sign up with a team from your own nation or language group. You can get in touch with KKI in your country, or you can contact the Planting Together core team and we will try to connect you with a team in your nation or region.


Teams will come together to the “Gather and Go” camp in Dakar, before heading out for one week of tree-planting adventures and one week of other outreach activities. Depending on your team and your outreach location, your financial faith challenge will be generally €400 for outreach and €6-700 for your plane ticket to Senegal.

Before coming to Africa, you’ll need to get  vaccinations (yellow fever, hepatitis, etc) to protect your health, malaria pills to take during your trip, and a visa (depending on your nationality).

Once you’ve been accepted for a Planting Together team, your team leader will give you much more practical information. A few weeks or a couple of months before your trip, you’ll get a participant’s handbook that will help you prepare personally for your African adventure. If you would like to see the participants manual now, you can download it here