As many of you already know, for every order you purchase from Nina Designs, we plant a tree. But did you know that your purchases also help create Forest Gardens?
Since 2012, Nina Designs has partnered with Trees for the Future, a public charity dedicated to ending extreme hunger and poverty across Sub Saharan Africa by revitalizing degraded lands and planting trees through seed distribution and agroforestry training.
So what is a Forest Garden?
“The Forest Garden Program is a simple, replicable and scalable approach with proven success. By planting specific types of trees and crops in a systematic manner over a four year period, families can change their lives forever. Forest Gardens provide families with sustainable food sources, livestock feed, products to sell, fuel wood and up to a 500% increase in their annual income.”
Forest gardens permanently increase the income of impoverished families by maximizing and diversifying on-farm income sources and products that can be sold throughout the year, while at the same time reducing the risks associated with dependence on one or two crops.
Forest gardens empower hungry families to feed themselves by providing a more balanced and nutritious diet through a diverse food production system which produces fruit and vegetables throughout the year.
Forest gardens revitalize degraded lands and increase productivity of rural landscapes by increasing the soil quality through beneficial tree planting, increasing biodiversity potential and reducing the need for external inputs such as chemicals, fuel wood and animal feed.
Our partnership with Trees for the Future has multiple benefits: Planting Trees helps to protect the environment, as it offsets the carbon associated with our office operations and the orders we ship out to customers, while Forest Gardens help to preserve traditional livelihoods and cultures for generations.
And your purchases make all of this possible!
THANK YOU for helping make the world a better place for everyone!