GreenFriends

GreenFriends: San Ramon, California
With the help of over 400 volunteers, GreenFriends Farm has planted 500 fruit trees in three years.
GreenFriends: Boston, Massachusetts
The 'Backyard Gardens' initiative inspired participants to plant vegetable, fruit and flower gardens at their homes for a greener future.
GreenFriends: Edmond, Oklahoma
Volunteers presented 'Feed Your Dirt & Grow Your Soil' to 6,000 students, teachers and parents at libraries and Oklahoma City Zoo's ScienceFest.
GreenFriends: Santa Fe, New Mexico
In addition to an orchard, terraced veggie garden, and herb garden, volunteers have built a greenhouse to grow edible plants.
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What We Do

Founded in 2001, GreenFriends is the international environmental initiative of Embracing the World. It's a volunteer-based movement that promotes environmental awareness and participation at the individual and community levels. GreenFriends seeks to inspire people to serve and protect nature, so that all life-forms may live in harmony upon the Earth.

Anybody can join one of our local chapters and become a 'GreenFriend' by emailing us at GreenFriends@macenters.org. In North America, we are involved in the following green projects:

GROWING PLANTS

  • Fruit tree planting
  • Coniferous & deciduous tree planting
  • Vegetable & flower gardening in rural lands
  • Greening cities by building urban gardens
  • Greenhouse gardening

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTS

  • Permaculture designs for farms
  • Soil & land restoration
  • Erosion prevention
  • Rain water catchment
  • Bee cultivation
  • Solar power initiatives
  • Plastics Project - converting waste into useful products

EDUCATION

  • Soil Food Web courses
  • Permaculture courses
  • Holistic Management courses
  • Pruning Workshops
  • Grafting Workshops
  • Growing Tulasi (Holy Basil) Workshops
  • Community campaigning to reduce waste & recycle
  • Teaching children about growing plants

COMMUNITY BUILDING

News About GreenFriends

Chicago
Workshops in San Ramon, CA, Chicago, IL and Ann Arbor, MI
Chicago
Rare and Special GreenFriends Event at Chicago Ashram in August 2014