Our CEO and Her Salary

money and time

Our financial information is available for public scrutiny at any time. Having read a few eye opening reports recently, we thought you might like a clear snapshot of what we pay our CEO, Tracey West, along with details of other averages from the charitable sector. She’s our only paid member of staff incidentally.

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 […]

What We’re Doing to Take Care of our Supporters

Money and trees

It’s always heartwarming to find news about our charity popping up in a nice article! This week, the UK charity support platform, UK Fundraising, posted an interesting piece entitled: How can small charities find their fundraising edge? You’ll see in the article that our CEO, Tracey West, is set to deliver a presentation on good […]

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 […]

Life from Life: planting a legacy memorial forest

Heart shaped moss

For environmentalists the world over, the goal of leaving a light green footprint on the planet, can inspire people throughout their lives, right through to their death and beyond. We recognise the importance some might have of planting trees to commemorate their loved ones. We’ve made provisions for the planting of tropical legacy forests in […]

CO2: the UK, the Numbers & How Greta Unpicked the Facts

Greta Thunberg

We do our level best, on our social media feeds, to bring you stories about reforestation, deforestation, climate change and associated matters, prioritising viewpoints from Kenya, but also from around the world. It’s always joyful to find uplifting stories to share – we need those encouraging articles now, more than ever perhaps, as the reality […]

A Festive Vegan Fayre in Chard!

Chard Christmas Vegan Fayre Poster

We were absolutely delighted to host Chard’s inaugural Vegan Fayre on Saturday 20th April at the Guildhall – what an amazing day it was too! Almost 400 ethical consumers came along to enjoy food, arts, crafts and things of an holistic nature, from almost 40 stallholders, offering a wide array of vegan goods and services. […]

Retirement of Trustee

We are sad to announce the retirement of our Forestry Trustee, Ru Hartwell, with immediate effect. Ru is unequivocally the person responsible for our tree planting activities commencing in Boré – do have a watch of our whiteboard animation to get the whole background story. Through his NGO, Community Carbon Link, Ru organised the planting […]