The Wider Fertile Crescent area is restored to full ecological health with all the native constituent species and people living in harmony and balance with the land.
We envision a transformation from barren, brown landscapes to lush green ecosystems with rich fertile soil and abundant water. Based on a deep personal connection with and care for the land and formed by mastery of arts and crafts, bioregional networks of ecovillages and communities are self sufficient with regenerative agriculture, sustainable energy, transport, and circular economies.
We collaborate with the larger planetary networks of organisations and civil societies while soulful medicine, education, and culture feeds various needs within the network.
*Trees for Hope assists in the emergence of a bioregional network of ecovillages and communities engaged in rewilding themselves and their local ecosystems in the Wider Fertile Crescent area.
* This is achieved by shared positive and practical ecological restoration work, drawing on local knowledge and wisdom.
*We aid in removing the illusory barriers of separation, so a path is being revealed for the regeneration of the area and the restoration of its natural fertility.
*We offer practical work to rejuvenate the land, accessing the experience of the existing networks of ecovillages and rewilding projects, which provides creative opportunities for healing the self, the history and cultural divides.
*We create a bridge between the Wider Fertile Crescent and the rest of the world to allow for a healing exchange enabling our human potentials of love, peace and hope to be manifested.
* The Wider Fertile Crescent is a term we made up, because we could not quite find the right expression for the geographical area covering our focus. We wanted to keep the name 'Fertile Crescent' for the promise of fertility and feminine correlation to the crescent moon shape. So we are keeping the name of a relatively defined geographic area, but with the 'Wider' prefix, we mean a larger area of focus.
The boundaries of the Wider Fertile Crescent are not yet defined. We are anticipating that with the engagement of people and communities from the map below, we will gain clarity of where the boundaries of our network will be.
In other words, if you are from this region, come and join our network. The map below shows you how you can join.
How we Work
We have evolved six branches over the years to embody our purposes. These include :