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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This Friday, Saturday & Sunday we will be down at Federation Square in Melbourne as part of The Big Weekend at the Sustainable Living Festival We'll have the trike out in the sunshine serving coffee & cold brew. If you are in town then come down, drink an ethical and environmental coffee, eat some awesome vego grub and learn a little about living more sustainably. We are excited for this one! FRI 12TH FEB 12PM - 7PM SAT 13TH FEB 10AM - 6PM SUN 14TH FEB 10AM - 5PM

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Yesterday 145 tree farmers in Baguia, Timor Leste came together to formally establish the Baguia Cooperative. This cooperative will support the tree farmers of Baguia replant their forests which will bring environmental, social and economic benefits to the Baguia community. Next week forest auditors from the Rainforest Alliance in the US will visit Baguia to carry out the final validation of the WithOneSeed community forestry program. Once complete the program will have achieved Gold Standard Carbon Certification, the first program in Timor Leste to achieve this international certification. This will allow the Baguia Cooperative to sell the carbon stored in the Baguia forests as certified carbon certificates. #moretreesplease ... See MoreSee Less

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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

Do you know

HealthDo you know that more than 400,000 people living in China die every year from illness and disease related to air pollution?

TechnologyDo you know that worldwide more than 3,000 mobile phones are purchased every minute?

HealthDo you know that more than 400,000 Chinese people die every year from illness and disease related to air pollution?

CO2Do you know that trees play a specific and important role in the global carbon cycle by absorbing carbon dioxide during photosynthesis, storing carbon above and belowground, and producing oxygen as a by-product of photosynthesis?

EarthDo you know that reforestation improves soil and water quality, reduces soil erosion, and helps to restore natural habitats?

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

TimorDo you know that half of the Timor Leste population live below the poverty line?

TechnologyDo you know that it takes more electricity to stream a HD movie over a wireless network than it would have taken to manufacture and ship the DVD?

CO2Do you know that in Australia, the food supply chain is responsible for a quarter of our total greenhouse gas emissions, second only to that emitted by power stations?

EarthDo you know that more than 46% of the world’s population is now younger than 25 years old?

TimorDo you know that Timor Leste has one of the lowest levels of greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the world?

CO2Do you know that 80% of global energy consumption is generated from fossil fuels?


Do you know that Timor Leste has one of the lowest levels of greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the world?

EarthDo you know that worldwide in 2012 there were more than 32 million people displaced due to natural disasters? This is 4 million more than the combined populations of Australia and New Zealand.

CO2Do you know that 1,811 tons of CO2 emissions are generated from the internet every minute? That is approximately 2 million tons annually?