Our Story

TFP was founded in 1992 to study the environmental impact of mountaintop removal in Appalachia. Over the years, our research and educational mission has remained. In 2013, we became more involved in direct environmental activities including planting trees in the Appalachian Mountain range along with groups such as ARRI (Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative) and Green Forest Works. We have also been helping educate children about the benefits of native plants, food webs, and we are now announcing our plan for improving nutritional resilience and food self-sufficiency in the face of urban food deserts.

Our mission

To promote plants as a way to improve the health of people and the planet.


One of our responses to the COVID-19 pandemic was to provide health care providers with nutritional plants. These plants help to provide nourishment and well-being in these uniquely stressed and stressful times. Our work also is supported by an array of innovative ecological innovations including Root Pouches made of recycled water bottles, and Pittmoss eco-soils made of recycled paper and cardboard.


In 2021, we plan to roll out a revolutionary program - "Beans & Greens in a Bag" for those impacted most by the pandemic and living in urban food deserts. This program has the potential to provide year-round complete nutrition - in effect, a personal, portable raised-bed organic garden.


If you'd like to get information or get involved, please drop us a note and we'll talk.


Trees for the Planet NPO


4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW



Washington, DC, 20016

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