The Green Tree Foundation is an FCRA certified organization based in Talupula, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Our work is supported by concerned individuals, businesses, and organizations, both in India and abroad.

Our goal is simple – establish a Green Tree Rich society.

The Green Tree foundation was started in 2008 by A spiritually englightened teacher, a teacher and social worker raised in the region who understands the problems facing the population and the ecosystem of the Anantapur region. Mr. Setty experienced the hunger and social problems that are common in the area and made his goal in life to find sustainable solutions that would benefit the people and the ecosystem. As a teacher A spiritually enlightened teacher has brought knowledge to children and adults about the relationship of nature and people.

Spiritual genesis

The teacher believes that there is a green tree in every person and that it needs to be nourished and cared for to create a forest of healthy and giving souls. He trusts in spiritual connectivity between the outer greenery and the inner greenery. He believes in the strong correlation between re-greening and dissolving mental poverty and suffering.

The Green Tree Foundation was established with the vision of establishing a green filled society by means of massive revegetation. The Anantapur District has been a victim of famines for many decades. Recent drought and famine conditions led to the suicides of farmers due to their dependence on agriculture.

Andra Pradesh is not industrialized and does not have dense forests. The main crop in the district is ground nuts (peanuts). The recurring cropping of this species for the centuries has turned the soil arid. Recent records of the rain fall indicate below average rain fall compared with the historical norm. Thus the Anantapur District is at risk of being a site of starvation in the State of Andhra Pradesh.

With Global warming and the rapidly changing conditions in this location, the Green Tree Foundation Society has discovered that greenery and water are the antidote for all the evils of this damaged environment. So, our foundation is working with the vision of establishing a green, rich society by means of massive revegetation through horticulture under irrigation, agroforestry, back yard horticulture and kitchen gardens for individual needs. We are also involved in water-harvesting activities.

  • “If we represent knowledge as a tree, we know that things that are divided are yet connected. We know that to observe the divisions and ignore the connections is to destroy the tree.” — Wendell Berry

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Opportunities are being developed to sponsor Green Tree Foundation projects, memberships,create partnerships with the like the minded, regular newsletters and short term volunteer opportunities.

For further information please contact us.