Forest In One Day

At JGI Belgium, we love to plant. Our planting efforts create forests, bringing nature, animals and humans together.

This is one of the things we do to make a positive difference in Belgium and in Africa.

Join our annual Forest In One Day planting event and be part of growing a better future.

Every year, between the months of December to February, we come together in Belgium to create forests. We plant up to 8000 different indigenous trees creating a natural eco-system, attracting wildlife and involving the local community.

Everyone is welcome, young and old, schools, organizations. No skills required, only passion to make a cleaner greener Belgium and a positive difference in Africa. For every tree we plant, we sponsor the planting of several trees in one of our community conservation and reforestation projects in Africa.

It’s so easy!

Sponsor a tree. At 5€ per tree, you can sponsor as many trees as you like. Help us plant it. If you can’t make the tree-planting day, our volunteers will plant yours for you.

Forest in one day 2020

On February 2nd 2020 we will in total plant 18000 trees on 3 locations! This will lead to the planting of 1,2 million trees in Africa!

Location 1 is in Limburg; Goosstraat 9, 3730 Hoeselt

Location 2 is in the surrounding of Liege; route de Terwagne in Seny, Tinlot

Location 3 is in Waasmunster; Oudeheerwerg-Heide 3, Waasmunster 9250

Some additional activities will be organised such as a scavenger hunt in the nearby surroundings for families, an art creation workshop where kids can make a beautiful art piece based on what they find in the forest, a workshop on upcycling of PET bottles to use in seed planting, an information stand on our work in JGI.

A sign-up form to choose your planting location will be provided by our partner Luminus in January 2020.

Photo credit: (hero image) JGI Belgium/Søren Decraene