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800 trees planted for a food forest in Netherlands

Last month Life Terra once again organised a tree planting event for our volunteers in the Netherlands. This year, we planted trees in the east of the country, close to the German border near Nijmegen. The project at the former horse riding school 'De Kleverbergh' aims to restore disused agricultural land using permaculture techniques. We helped them plant a food forest with over 20 species of endemic trees that will produce fruits, seeds and nuts for years to come! With an enthusiastic group of more than 25 volunteers, we were able to plant almost 800 trees during the event!

Despite some rain and muddy soil, everyone was super motivated. Eventually, we even broke two spades, so maybe we were almost a bit too enthusiastic... As we were able to contribute to local biodiversity and sustainable agroforestry by planting this new food forest though, it was a successful and fun day!

Would you like to be notified of our future tree-planting events for volunteers in the Netherlands? Please contact and we will make sure to add you to our growing pool of volunteers! We usually organise 1 or 2 tree planting events for our volunteers per planting season on different locations throughout the Netherlands and are always looking for new, enthousiastic volunteers to help us plant trees and make some direct nature and climate impact!