Testimonials

“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

Team info/registration

If you are a team leader, considering bringing a group of young people to Africa, this page is for you.

If you are a young person, wanting to join a Planting Together team, check out the participants’ information page.


  • Gather and Go-Team Prep Manual Feel free to download the 2017 manual now. This important booklet includes information about the Planting Together vision, booking your flights and  health preparations for your trip to Africa, as well as what to bring with you and how best to prepare your team. It will include insights and tips shared by the leaders of the Planting Together pilot teams in previous years. An updated version will be available after January 10, 2019.
  • Participant’s preparation handbook is also be  available to help your team members prepare for their trip. As team leader, you can make arrangement for this to be translated into your own language, and can add any extra pages that would be relevant for your team. Please let us know if you would like  to get the original document to use or translation.
  • The first step, however, is to REGISTER YOUR TEAM NOW! and give us an idea of how many people you may be bringing with you. This helps us to know how much accommodation to book for the “Gather n Go!” camp. If you sign up before May 15, you’ll be eligible for a special early registration fee of only €50 (for your whole team.) Registrations completed before the end of June will be €100, and late registrations afterwards will cost €150. So get your team registered now!