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.

xpand Foundation

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


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Work continues to get the WithOneBean coffee trike up and running and good progress is being made. Yesterday the two sinks were made operational so now there is running water again. We still need your help please

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We are back from our road trip to Brisbane and look what we returned with! Our new coffee beast which will have pride of place atop our trike and will be bringing deliciously ethical coffee to the people of Melbourne! Massive shout out and thanks to Will and Dan from The Rusty Burrow who kitted us up - head to their great cafe when you are next up Brisbane way - awesome people doing awesome things. You can still contribute to our Chuffed crowdfunding campaign - we still need your support and generosity. We are very excited for the upcoming summer and the launch of our 100% green, eco and environmentally friendly coffee trike with profits being returned to subsistence farmers in Timor Leste!

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G'day, we have just finished a 4 day road trip from Melbourne to Brisbane to get equipment to replace the gear that was stolen from the WithOneBean coffee trike.
I am hoping that you will be able to support the crowd funding campaign to help get the coffee trike back on the road again. In supporting this, you will be supporting subsistence coffee farmers in Timor Leste who produce the coffee that is roasted and sold by WithOneBean.
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Please contribute to our crowd funding campaign to get our TRIKE back peddling the streets of Melbourne so that we can continue to support subsistence communities as well as environmental and education initiatives in Timor Leste. Please share.

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WithOneBean is on the road! Enjoying an early morning coffee on the side of the Newell Highway as we make our way up to Brisbane to restock our coffee trike. Please support us at to get us back peddling soon!

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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

Current Statistics

subsistence farmers engaged in planting and maintaining trees
trees planted amd under management
village-based plant nurseries designed and constructed, each with the capability to propagate 10,000 seedlings per year
local Timorese employed to develop the community forestry initiative
Village Learning Centre in Baguia, providing internet access and online learning for the community

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The story of WithOneSeed – Replenishing the planet one seed at a time
WithOnePlanet – WithOneSeed open education
WithOneBean – Coffee with conscience supports Timor Leste
WithOneSeed – Economic participation
WithOneSeed – Regional partnerships

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TimorDo you know that only 50% of children in Timor Leste complete primary school?

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