February 19, 2019 (Silver Spring, MD) -- Trees for the Future’s Forest Garden Training Center is making its agroforestry and regenerative agriculture methods widely accessible through an app launched this Tuesday.
The Forest Garden Approach utilizes agroforestry to revitalize degraded lands and dramatically improve the livelihoods of farmers living in poverty. Trees for the Future’s goal is to help plant one million people out of poverty by 2025, and the fastest, most effective way to do this is to share their 30 years of agroforestry knowledge. In 2017, Trees for the Future launched the Forest Garden Training Center (training.trees.org) to educate practitioners and equip them with the knowledge, understanding, and certification needed to train farmers in the successful implementation of the Forest Garden Approach. Today, the app is bringing the training center directly to trainers’ phones, enabling the agroforestry community to connect in a way they’ve not been able to before.
“At Trees for the Future, we have a proven, scalable approach to ending hunger and poverty and we don’t want to keep it to ourselves,” says Trees for the Future Executive Director John Leary. “We’ve developed this app to reach more practitioners and ultimately unlock the potential of farmers and their land.”
The app includes all of the training materials needed to become a Certified Forest Garden Trainer as well as user profiles that allow trainers to tally the trees they’ve planted, track their farmers’ progress, and share updates with their agroforestry peers. Anyone can track the trainers’ impact at training.trees.org or by downloading the app at the Google Play Store for free.
Go to training.trees.org to learn more.
Trees for the Future is working to end hunger and poverty for smallholder farmers through revitalizing degraded lands. Learn more about Trees for the Future and see their latest data in the TREES 2018 Impact Report.