You are incredible! I couldn't be happier about your love for the planet and the start of this campaign.
Only two days to reach the second step. Thank you so much for your support.
I'm so excited to see how far this campaign can go and what a beautiful forest we can grow together.
The biggest challenge still is the available land. Your continuing support and the outcome of the campaign will determine how much additional land I can get to plant trees.
Again, thank you sooo much and please keep sharing and supporting the campaign to bring this climate solution to life.
Imagine you are standing in a lush green forest that produces food all year long.This forest is called a food forest and it produces more food, stores more CO2 and requires less work to maintain every year. Food forests are an incredible Climate Solution, which can help to reduce hunger, increase self-resilience and regenerate ecosystems all over the world.Your contribution
will enable the creation of food forests
and turn polluting CO2 from the atmosphere
into useful trees and food
on the ground. This campaign is about much more than simply planting trees.
Below you can read the full story and learn how you can join The Food Forest Family.
trees turn the polluting CO2 from the atmosphere
into life on and in the ground
With the help of fungi and bacteria
it gets stored deep into the soil.
When a tree drops its leaves or when it dies, the stored carbon becomes the food
for billions of microorganism and fungi that store it in their bodies.
They breathe out some of the carbon but most of it stays in the ground.
Through this process, trees store carbon
in the ground even after they die.
Forests are one of our greatest allies
in our quest to solve the climate crisis.
They have many more benefits for us and our climate.
· Offer Shade & Protection
· Clean the Air
· Provide Natural Air Conditioning
· Create Rain
· Prevent Droughts & Flood
· Prevent Erosion
· Provide homes for millions of animals Food for the world, one forest at a timeThe challenges of conventional agriculture
In conventional agriculture, farmers have to start planting from zero each year. The crops go from seed to harvest in one growing season and take nutrients out of the ground as they grow.
Often chemical fertilisers are needed to grow plants and chemical pesticides are needed to keep pests away.
What makes food forests different?
Food forest are a very different way to produce food. They are like normal forests but consist of many different edible plant species. Food Forests:
Grow food in space and time
Food is grown in many different layers and at different times of the year. Fertilise themselves and build soil
As leaves and other plant matter drop to the ground, microorganisms and fungi turn them into fertile soil.Produce more food and require less work each year
The forest keeps growing and in an established food forest most of the work needed is harvesting the various sources of food.
Support those who need it most
Especially in the driest and poorest regions of the planet food forests provide an incredible opportunity to get a reliable source of food. Increase Resilience
They can withstand many extreme weather conditions and produce food all year long and not just at the few times a year when annual crops are harvested. Who is the guy with the hat, and why does he care so much?
My name is Nick
Steiner and I love trees
The climate crisis is here
and we need to solve it
. That's why I dedicated my life to learning
more about the environment
, instead of pursuing a corporate career.
My main motivation is to learn how
we can live not just sustainably
and restore those places and ecosystems
around the world that have
already been destroyed.
Luckily, planting trees
and offsetting carbon
is becoming more popular,
but I believe that the biggest value for our planet is not just planting trees
, but spreading knowledge
and inspiring communal action. I don’t just want to ask for your money and go offlin
e to plant trees but invite you to join the Food Forest Family.
Together we will go on a shared learning journey
about everything tree-love related
and how to regenerate the planet.
In addition you will get many more tips, tricks and tutorials
how you can live a more sustainable life
and grow plants
no matter where you live.
I have already started to plant trees
on a small scale on the beautiful island of Tenerife, but it is just the very beginning
and together we can have a much bigger positive impact!That’s why I need your help!
With your contribution
, I will be able to continue planting trees
and to give them the love and care they deserve.These are the next steps: · Set up a full tree nursery· Get many different seeds of different species· Buy small trees from local nurseries to save time· Buy and set up watering systems for the forest
· Prepare the soil for planting
However, the biggest limiting factor
at the moment is space.The next important milestone:
· Buy a bigger piece of land
The campaign goal was set to ensure that I can at least continue planting
on the small scale.With your help
I will be able to buy a dedicated piece of land
that can hold and protect the forest
for generations to come.
As a supporter of this campaign
you will join the Food Forest Family
and you will play an active role
towards a practical Climate Solution.
Together we will grow a food forest
and turn carbon
from a pollutant in the sky into life and food
on and in the ground. Every contribution helps
in the creation of this project and you
can decide how
you want to join the Food Forest FamilyHow do you want to join the Food Forest Family?
Three Ways how you can support this project
to the campaign and join the Food Forest Family
the campaign and video with the world
to your friends and family about the magic of food forests Thank you so much
for taking the time
and supporting this campaign.
I can’t wait to welcome you to the Food Forest Family
and show everyone how food forests
can be a real Climate Solution
all over the world! Together
we will grow not just any forest, but your forest!
and especially forests are incredibly fascinating
and there is so much to learn about them. This campaign
page can only scratch the surface
of how these systems work and the potential
they have as practical Climate Solutions.I'm so excited
to begin the journey with you
and share many more details about the processes and solutions
that we can use to regenerate the planet.
If you have any questions
or can't wait to get more details
, please let me know
in the comment section.
How much carbon will be stored?
is a complex process
, which depends on a very large number of factors
. Many organisations calculate with roughly 1 ton
of stored carbon per tree
, but there is no precise amount
of carbon, which can be attributed to one single tree.Climate, location, species, age, soil, surrounding and the forest composition, among others all play a role in this process.
I spent countless hours on research
about precise numbers of carbon storage and came to the conclusion that I don't want to offer you unproven numbers.
That is why I am focusing my efforts on the strategies
that offer most benefits to us: Storing carbon
in trees as well as the soil,
and producing food.