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.
Greening Urban Spaces: February 2017 28 FEBRUARY, 2017 By Ivy Pepin Well, the earth certainly felt our affection in this month of love! The weeks here at Greenpop have been brimming with four planting days, three different workshops, many days of monitoring, and more....read more
Activist Spotlight: #TrekForTrees 16 FEBRUARY, 2017 By Ivy Pepin Being an active citizen means translating your passion into action. It might mean bringing your own bag to buy groceries. It might mean cooking a colorful vegan meal a few times a week. In one particular...read more
Greening Urban Spaces: January 2017 8 FEBRUARY, 2017 By Ivy Pepin We had just one planting day this month, on January 25th, and it was an energizing way to kick off a fresh new year of urban greening! The sun was already hot on our backs as we loaded up the bakkie to...read more