We collaborate with passionate individuals and organizations with years of experience to plant trees, grow gardens and educate for action across Southern Africa.
With an emphasis on environmental education, our tree planting projects concentrate on planting trees in under-greened urban settings, especially schools, community centres and educares, as well as small small-scale reforestation projects in conservation and/or protected areas requiring indigenous forest restoration.
In collaboration with small-scale farmers, we plant fruit, medicinal and nitrate-fixing trees within farming communities and invest in creating community forest gardens which utilise permaculturally inspired techniques to allow for nutritious food to be grown with resilience and sustainability in mind.
We run interactive educational workshops and camps on a variety of environmental, entrepreneurial and leadership topics for ground staff, farmer cooperatives, school groups, corporate teams and the general public. We aim to equip people with the skills they need to get active (not anxious) about the future of our planet.
We believe getting active (not anxious) for our planet. Since 2010, Greenpop has hosted hundreds of educational events and planted thousands of trees across Southern Africa.
Where We Work
We currently have projects in three countries in Southern Africa. Deforestation, lack of urban trees, poverty, political stability and strong partner organizations all play a part in where we choose to work. Read more about our requirements and suggest a site for a new project here.
Cape Town, South Africa
Overberg Region, South Africa
Garden Route, South Africa
Hogsback, South Africa
Stories From The Field
We find inspiration in the stories of the Treevolution. We hope you do too.
Can art play a role for the environment? 14 AUGUST, 2017 By Justine Stewart In a world that is ever-changing and that needs a great shift in people’s perception, what is the best way to communicate that need for change? Does (or can) art play a role in the environment...read more
Top 10 tips for greening your camping trip! 11 AUGUST, 2017 By Justine Stewart Leaving the city behind for the great outdoors and reconnecting with nature is always good for the soul, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it is always good for the environment. Greenpop is...read more
The Wonders Of The Moringa Tree 11 AUGUST, 2017 By Matthew Koehorst Moringa Oliefera is a tree native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas that has been widely cultivated and used in tropical and subtropical areas around the globe. Moringa is often referred to...read more
Greenpop Foundation NPC is a registered non-profit organisation. Registration Number (NPO): 151-411 NPO.