Coffee climate change, and agroforestry in Kenya

Coffee beans, newspaper and a cup of coffee

Coffee is one of the most widely-traded products in the agricultural commodities market, with a retail value of USD$83 billion (£64 billion) and employing 125 million people worldwide in 2017. Approximately 12.5 million farms around the world grow coffee, with the majority of these (80%) being smallholder farms in developing nations. Coffee is a highly […]

September Book Review –<br>Skyseed by Bill McGuire

Bill McGuire

Be afraid, be very afraid! From the first few paragraphs of the prologue, this future history novel is a roller-coaster ride of intrigue, suspense and action. Approximately half way through, the reader is lulled into a false sense of relief that things are going to quieten down, only to find that their loosely seatbelted carriage […]

Video: Great British Trees – The Birch

Silver Birch Trees

No virtual woodland of British native trees would be complete without a Birch tree. These videos have been lovingly created and curated by one of our wonderful volunteers, Anna Parkinson.

Our Third AGM

Our Board, staff and volunteers are delighted to invite you to join us online for our third AGM, on Saturday 3rd October from 12 Noon – click here to reserve your free ticket. There are a few official items on the agenda but I promise you, it will be a very convivial, celebratory affair, in spite […]

Top Tips To Avoid Fast Fashion And Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Gaudencio Garcinuño / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

Here at The Word Forest Organisation we’re all about planting trees that grow fast. Fast in this instance is good. The faster the tree grows the more quickly it can absorb large amounts of CO2. We all know now that reducing carbon in the atmosphere is one of the keys to addressing the climate crisis. […]

Video: Great British Trees – The Beech

An ancient Beech Tree

As we continue our wander through a virtual woodland filled with British native trees, we come to the Beech. These videos have been lovingly created and curated by one of our wonderful volunteers, Anna Parkinson.

Diversity Deck: Educational, Fun And Sustainable

A selection of Diversity Decks

Here at The Word Forest Organisation we are committed to finding new ways to educate children and adults on the dangers that  our natural world faces. As we know, keeping children entertained whilst learning can be a huge challenge. Luckily, MAINTENANT have come up with the perfect solution.  MAINTENANT Sustaining Now is an award-winning social […]

Why Fighting Climate Change Could Help Prevent Future Pandemics

Simulation of a COVID 19 virus

Integrating the human and natural world may be having larger implications than we initially thought. Is the spread of viruses from natural sources the reason for the rise of pandemics in the 20th century? The Word Forest Organisation works with local Kenyan people to plant trees and help support their communities. We know that reforestation […]

Video: Great British Trees – The Ash

Ash trees on a hillside

Our journey through some of our native trees, lovingly created and curated by one of our wonderful volunteers, Anna Parkinson, continues. This week we feature the Ash.

What Trees Mean To Me

What trees mean to me featured image

Trees, the beating heart of the natural world. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never really stopped to fully appreciate the extent of how wonderful our green friends actually are. Through the changing seasons and the unpredictable weather conditions they stand elegantly watching over us as we rush around in our everyday lives. Did […]