Replenishing the planet, one seed at a time
WithOneSeed is a social enterprise that is taking action on climate change through community forestry initiatives. It works with communities across Australia and Timor Leste to make environments sustainable, to end poverty and hunger, to build knowledge and to create regional partnerships.
WithOneSeed has four commitments
WithOneSeed is developing capacity for subsistence communities to build local economies, participate in environmental education and establish partnerships to produce a more equal and just world.
It’s about climate justice, sustainable practices and achieving climate regulation at local and national levels in Timor-Leste.
Our long-term vision is to build village-based economies using environmental practices that are viable and move beyond subsistence living.
Today, Timor-Leste is an oil/gas dependent economy. This is not sustainable. Planting trees today will allow the country to have viable alternatives tomorrow.
We plan to plant 1,000,000+ trees by replicating the Community Tree Cooperative model across Timor-Leste.
The WithOneSeed model documentation will be made available to other Asia-Pacific countries under Creative-Commons ethos.
Our approach is simple in its theory and application. We’re planting trees and planting ideas. Our innovation comes from the annual incentive payments made to subsistence farmers who maintain the trees. If a subsistence farmer has to choose between planting a cash crop or planting trees that may take 20 years to provide a ﬁnancial return, the choice is obvious. However, if we can make a cash crop from trees that sequester carbon, the equation is quite different.
WithOneSeed is auspiced by the xpand Foundation, a social enterprise committed to an inclusive society that values the sustainable livelihood and happiness of every individual.
Our other initiatives
See where the trees are planted in Baguia, Timor Leste
Click on a flag to get more information on trees planted by farmers as part of WithOneSeed’s community forestry cooperative