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Replenishing the planet, one seed at a time.

WithOneSeed takes a simple approach to building the social and economic participation of communities with an objective of reducing dependency on charity and aid. The WithOneSeed method operates through the creation of social enterprise initiatives. Putting an earned dollar in someone’s pocket gives them the power to make decisions about their future.

WithOneSeed is a social enterprise that works with communities across the Asia-Pacific region to make environments sustainable, to end poverty and hunger, to increase access to open education and to build regional relationships and understandings.

WithOneSeed is taking particular action on climate change through community forestry projects to improve the resilience of subsistence communities and increase their sustainability.

WithOneSeed in Australia

WithOneSeed is ‘planting’ seeds to enable Australian students to better understand carbon and their environment, their culture and their rights and responsibilities as regional citizens.

WithOneSeed in Timor Leste

WithOneSeed is working with subsistence farming communities to generate an income from community forestry and, as an extension, to build local economies, boost education and training, and deliver social and economic participation.

WithOneSeed’s four commitments

Community forestry

We’re working for environmental sustainability, one seed at a time.

Reforestation is a key response to global climate change. It provides a highly effective form of carbon capture and storage while reducing soil erosion and degradation and improving the habitat and water table.

WithOneSeed works with subsistence farming communities in Timor Leste to establish village-based community forestry projects managed by local Community Tree Cooperatives.

Community forestry core activities

Economic participation

We’re working to end poverty and hunger, one dollar at a time.

Increasing social and economic participation in subsistence communities helps end poverty and hunger, creates employment opportunities, raises living standards and improves infrastructure.

WithOneSeed makes annual payments to members of the Community Tree Cooperatives for managing and maintaining trees. This significantly increases annual income of subsistence farmers who earn less than a dollar a day in rural communities.

Open education

We’re working to build knowledge, one learning at a time.

Education is a key to building the capacity of the next generation.

WithOnePlanet is a new integrated inquiry-based teaching and learning system with curriculum resources focused on climate change education through 3 themes:

  1. Carbon (where we live – our environment)
  2. Culture (who we are – our people and planet)
  3. Citizenship (how we live – our rights and responsibilities).

Regional partnerships

We’re working to build relationships, one partner at a time.

Establishing relationships across cultures and building partnerships between communities will ensure the next generation understands their role and responsibilities as global citizens.

WithOneSeed is building partnerships across the Asia-Pacific region to build social and economic participation through educational, cultural and peopletopeople links.


WithOneSeed is auspiced by the xpand Foundation, a social enterprise committed to an inclusive society that values a sustainable livelihood, happiness and economic participation in a society devoted to a green future in the? digital age. The xpand Foundation’s co-founder, Andrew Mahar AM, has been developing social enterprise models for over 25 years.

WithOneSeed’s story in pictures…

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