Bare Roots Project

Afghanistan is a beautiful country that has seen many of its orchards and forests destroyed by the ravages of war.  Since 2005, Afghans 4Tomorrow, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, and the First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo have partnered in the Bare Roots Project. We are a group of ordinary citizens from the United States working with ordinary people from Afghanistan. We believe that, working together, ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results.

Our collaboration has resulted in the planting of  over  10,000 fruit trees and 2000 shade trees in people’s homes, 3000 pine trees in urban hillsides, and many rose bushes at the Woman’s Garden of Kabul.

Our next trip is being planned for the Spring of 2016, for 11-13 days. We will update this page as details are finalized.

To learn more about the Bare Roots Project, contact Asma Eschen, To learn more about Afghans4Tomorrow and the Bare Roots Tree Project please visit    For more about Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds on their blog, click here.