Trees for Tomorrow

Trees for Tomorrow is a significant symbol of our origins that represents our work, with youth and nature, leaving a legacy, planting seeds and preservation of our heritage. Last year we planted close to 100 trees in underserved communities in Cape Town.

We were assisted by children and youth from the communities who all pitched in to plant. It is a powerful vision to witness a child gently planting the roots of a tree in an urban desert, beset by violence on a daily basis. The action of a 7 year old pouring water onto the tree while the community make prayers for peace for the future is the legacy of the vision for Return To Origin’s Guardians For Nature.

We planted in honor of Arbor Month and Heritage month again in 2019 and we will be planting this September in collaboration with African Constellations.  Watch this space. Thanks to Kirstenbosch Nursery.

Please donate so we can continue our work: Donation Thank you!

Baphumelele Fountain of Hope

Baphumelele Fountain of Hope

The trees we planted here at Fountain of Hope are part of a holistic approach to healing our youth and the trauma that some of them have gone through. It’s also something that gives them a sense of responsibility, caring and taking care of this plant that started so...

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RETURN TO ORIGIN is a non-profit organisation and holds a South African registered NPO 146-348

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Return to Origin relies on our community to make this work possible.