Watch #TreesAreTheKey

Poster for #TreesAreTheKey a film by Tim Short, narrated by Kate Winslet

Watch #TreesAreTheKey by Tim Short, narrated by Kate Winslet. It’s a blueprint for mitigating climate change and alleviating hunger and poverty in Kenya too.

#TreesAreTheKey : how the premiere panned out

Premiere audience of #TreesAreTheKey entering The Marine Theatre

On Wednesday 2nd October at The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis we hosted the first screening of #TreesAreTheKey by Tim Short, narrated by Kate Winslet. We’d sold almost 100 tickets leading up to the event. Sophia, the theatre manager, reliably reassured us there would likely be, ‘a good few walk in’s on the night’ – indeed there were.

Our Corporate Partners: The Green Weigh

The Green Weigh corp partners of The Word Forest Organisation

We’re delighted to introduce you to another of our Corporate Partners, an uber-eco team of Dorset mums who created The Green Weigh. The Green Weigh is Dorset’s first mobile zero waste shop and it’s based in Bridport. This ethical org was formed by a team of 4 phenomenal women: Alex Green, Kate Robertson, Libby Rogers and Lizzy Rhodes. They’re a committed bunch on a mission to help reduce plastic pollution: click here to find out more about them.

Report From Eva: Permaculture Training Begins in Boré

Eva planting

Recently, Eva Jefa, the facilitator of our women’s empowerment group, Mothers of the Forest and Esther Kombe, Chair of the Boré Green Umbrella (the cooperative that plants the trees and builds the classrooms we commission), went on a certificated Permaculture Design Course in Meru; they both graduated with flying colours.

The Mothers of the Forest: the results are in

Eva and Esther, Mothers of the Forest

If you pause a moment to reflect on the smiles of Eva (right) our Mothers of the Forest facilitator and Esther, one of the Mothers, you’ll see our women’s empowerment group has gone from strength to strength. Since February this year, they’ve been arriving at their twice monthly meetings 2 hours early for lessons. They undertake an hour of Kiswahili and English, and an hour of maths, both provided by local educator, Michael Jefwa.

Permaculture Knowledge Comes to Boré

We’re delighted to share news that Eva Jefa (our women’s empowerment group facilitator) and Esther Kombe (Chair of the Boré Green Umbrella) are about to embark on an important journey. They’ll be heading upcountry to complete a 10 day Permaculture Design Course with Josephat Barasa of the Practical Permaculture Institute of Kenya. The course will […]

Mothers of the Forest Take Their First Exams

The Mothers of the Forest doing their first exams

Recently, we brought you up to speed with our ongoing education programme for our women’s empowerment group, the Mothers of the Forest. If you missed the updates, click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2. Yesterday, marked the first of two monthly meetings for this active group of women tree planters from the […]

Part 2: Mothers of the Forest Academy, Boré

Mother of the Forest student and baby

We are delighted to bring you Part 2 of our special report – click here for Part 1 – written by Michael Jefwa, the tutor of our women’s empowerment group, the Mothers of the Forest: With no doubt, many people around the globe will be surprised to see this article, but none more than the […]

Part 1: Mothers of the Forest Academy, Boré

Michael Jefwa, educator of the Mothers of the Forest

Our women’s empowerment group, the Mothers of the Forest, comprises 40 tree planting women from the Boré district in Coast Province. Under the guiding wing of facilitator, Eva, they meet twice a month to share best practice for looking after the forest. Since February 2019, they’ve been coming to their meetings at the Boré Community […]