Eden Thriving is restoring the vital link between land and lives

The world was created for flourishing

Eden aims to cultivate the potential for thriving in every person and every place by facilitating the holistic flourishing of land and lives through experiential education and restorative projects. As global citizens, each of us has a small part to play in cultivating the land and lives of our planet.

Eden Inc. is a USA-registered nonprofit organization guided by a Board of Directors with both local leaders and members across the globe. Eden Inc.’s Kenyan affiliate – Eden Environmental Association – invests in under-served communities to facilitate the holistic flourishing of land and lives through experiential education and restorative projects.

How We Work

We are cultivating the next generation of champions who embrace curiosity, innovation and the courage to change the way they interact with their environment today.

Presence

We are present at the grassroots level with curiosity and without judgment, cultivating connection and trust.

Our staff lives in and near the communities EdenThriving serves. We bear witness to the real suffering of communities most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, and acknowledge their valuable resources of people, time, land, indigenous knowledge, wisdom, rituals, and rites of passage.

Programs

Eden Thriving’s Environmental Programs encourage communities to find creative solutions in the face of diminishing resources. 

Environmental practices that damage the land and result in generational poverty are caused by vulnerable communities’ pressing daily needs, minimal access to environmental education, and limiting cultural and spiritual beliefs.

EdenThriving awakens children’s curiosity about the world around them through experiential learning experiences. Our outdoor programs equip them with the practical actions that restore, instead of destroy, their environment. From adding ventilation to cooking spaces, to mulching gardens and planting trees, we’re dedicated to providing practical tools to maximize resources and break the cycle of environmental damage.

Learn more about our programs

Partners

We partner with local communities and contributors to transform passion into tangible action.

Locally, we connect with individuals who are already aware of the devastating effects of unsustainable environmental practices on their land and livelihoods. By offering experiential learning opportunities, we partner together to maximize resources and implement practical lifestyle changes that are better for people and the land.

We also partner with donors to match their assets to community needs, so that their generous investment cultivates a more flourishing life for the benefit of all.

Learn more about partnering with us

Who We Are

Dedicated people are the heartbeat of Eden Thriving, combining personal passion with local knowledge, we share a vision of global thriving.

Miriam Smith, Founding Director

Miriam Smith

Founding Director

Theresa Kimani<br>Trustee

Trizzer Kimani

Trustee

Mim Grooms<br>Co-Founder

Mim Grooms

Co-founder

Kym

Kym Arensen

Co-Founder

Leah Mwangi, Eden Program Manager

Leah Mwangi

Eden Program Manager

Kevin Smith<br>Development Director

Kevin Smith

Development Director

Eden Thriving is guided by a dedicated Board of Directors who care deeply about human and ecological flourishing.

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Brian McKenzie

USA Board Treasurer

Rebecca Koo square

Rebecca Koo

USA Board Member

Chris Ann square

Chris Ann Brekhus

USA Board Member

Our team on the ground in Kenya

Ruth Waithera, Eden Finance Officer

Ruth Waithera

Eden Finance Officer

David Wandabi

David Wandabi

Membership Coordinator

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Steve Methu

Camps and Clubs Coordinator

Francis Mburu

Francis Mburu

Logistics Coordinator

David Thuo

David Thuo

Camps and Clubs Facilitator