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May 22, 2024

Impacts for people: Supporting local economies through forest restoration

When people speak about the impacts of forest restoration, they tend to focus on indicators such...

January 23, 2024

Two years in: catching up with CommuniTree farmer Juan Francisco Ordoñez Obando

Juan Francisco Ordoñez Obando joined the CommuniTree program in 2022, having been inspired by the success...

June 28, 2023

How do farmers benefit from growing trees?

Healthy, diverse forests sequester carbon and help to mitigate climate change. That, we know. But trees...

February 24, 2023

Meet APRODEIN’s new recruitment team

More than 3,000 farmers in Nicaragua have now joined the CommuniTree Carbon Program to grow trees...

February 10, 2023

In conversation with one of CommuniTree’s newest farmers

In 2022, more than 1,000 smallholder farmers joined the CommuniTree Carbon Program in Nicaragua. One of...

July 25, 2022

5 reasons farmers join CommuniTree

This year, CommuniTree recruited enough farmers to collectively reforest more than 5,000 hectares of land–close to...

June 16, 2021

An inside look into one of the local minds behind CommuniTree

Last month, we interviewed Elsa Gonzalez, the COO of Taking Root’s CommuniTree program in Nicaragua. We...

April 6, 2021

Reforestation–a farmer’s perspective

A day in the life Taking Root has made some pretty big announcements in the past...

March 2, 2019

How we grew 1 million trees in 2018

Taking Root’s 2018 Impact: After the success of 2017 and wide-reaching publicity received by Taking Root, we are delighted...

September 6, 2017

The cold call that changed Taking Root’s history

Taking Root’s 1st international partner visits Nicaraguan program A Story by Taking Root’s Executive Director, Kahlil Baker...

May 10, 2016

Making Green Charcoal in Nicaragua

Diaries of an Industrial Combustion Specialist My wife and I fell in love with Nicaragua. And...