Monday, September 14, 2009

Plant With Purpose's 25th Anniversary

by Aly Lewis
This year marks Plant With Purpose's 25th Anniversary! That's right, Plant With Purpose was working at the intersection of poverty and deforestation way before fear of global warming spurred us to live more sustainably or Kiva made 'micro-loan' a household word. Before creation care and things like the Red Campaign were even cool.
In honor of our very exciting Silver Anniversary, we will be blogging about the greatest and most gasp-inducing moments in Plant With Purpose history. Leading up to our official celebration at our Planting Hope Gala on October 10th, we will highlight some of our biggest milestones (like planting over 4 million trees!) and bring you old-school stories from our
Executive Director, Scott Sabin (like the time he came back from a business trip to discover he was the only employee left on staff). We'll take you on a journey from our humble beginnings in the deforested hillsides of the Dominican Republic to the hope and transformation we've seen in our newest program in Burundi.
Join us as we celebrate 25 years of empowering rural farmers around the world!


  1. haha that is a great story! Scott is full of amazing tales!

  2. Woohoo! Congrats to Plant With Purpose! Can't wait to hear those stories!