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Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) is South Africa’s social and environmental enterprise improving lives and landscapes towards healthy people on a healthier planet, since 1990. Over 4.2 million trees, 1000's of permaculture food gardens, bamboo projects and organic farms have been planted for poor communities. Read More...

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WOOLIES EMPLOYEES TURN THE SOIL AT LOCAL SCHOOLS WITH EDUPLANT

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In celebration of October’s World Food Day, a volunteer cohort of over 200 employees from Woolies stores across the country rolled up their sleeves and went to work with learners in ten schools’ permaculture food gardens. As part of the Woolworths Employee Community Involvement Programme, this initiative recognised the importance of local, sustainably-produced, good food and helped these schools take their food gardens to the next level.
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Arbor Month by ABSA Vehicle Asset Finance

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8728 Trees Planted this Arbor Month by ABSA Vehicle Asset Finance
JOHANNESBURG - September 29, 2017 – At Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) we are marking the end of Arbor Month (September) with a massive drive to plant trees in Ekhuruleni, Gauteng.
To assist customers who are in the market for a new car to make an environmentally friendly choice, Absa Vehicle and Asset Finance became the first auto financer to offer green vehicle finance in August 2011.
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Konica Minolta Greening South Africa This Arbor Month

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Arbor Month – Greening South Africa by planting 1810 trees with Konica Minolta South Africa
JOHANNESBURG – September 01, 2017 - In September, Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA), a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd., and Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), committed to plant 1810 trees in three different provinces across South Africa. Trees will be planted at schools, clinics and community centres in Johannesburg, Newcastle and Polokwane. Johannesburg will see the planting of 900 trees - both Newcastle and Polokwane have been allocated 455 trees each, to be planted at identified beneficiaries.
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Planting a Legacy this Arbor Month

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14,137 Trees and Counting - Planting a Legacy this Arbor Month - 2017 – Food & Trees for Africa
JOHANNESBURG - September 01 2017 - The 1st of September, Arbor Day, will see Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) and their partners planting trees at five schools across four provinces in South Africa. This is the beginning of a month of intensive planting where at least 14,137 trees will be planted across the country. We encouraged all individuals, organisations and businesses to “Plant a Legacy” with us this Arbor month - and they have stepped up to the challenge. Despite these commitments we have almost 2000 schools on our national database waiting to receive trees, and are encouraging those who have not yet made a donation, to do so.
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Set It Right

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Arbor Month 2017 – Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) launches new programme with innovative social tech
Fundraising for communities and the environment using integrated Social Media Platform
24 August 2017 - On 01 September 2017, as part of their Arbor Month campaign, Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) will be launching a first-of-its-kind social media platform to raise money for the environment and communities in South Africa.
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Nourishing The Nation with Tiger Brands

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Tiger Brands approached FTFA in 2017, to assist with food garden training and support for 8 community feeding schemes which Tiger Brands supports. The training has focused on introducing participants to natural farming methods, and jump starting existing vegetable gardens to maximise production. The permaculture aspects which have been covered work towards ensuring sustainability of these projects. To support the training, resources are provided and include: educational posters, seeds, fruit trees, compost, seedlings, tools and The Growing Green book.

Eventually we hope to work with these community groups to start supplying their feeding schemes with fresh and nutritious vegetables.
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#PlantYourLegacy with FTFA this Arbor Month

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Arbor Week is around the corner and we are gearing up for some nationwide greening activity. Applications have flooded in from schools, centres, urban farms, clinics and under resourced neighbourhoods for tree planting on their premises. You can help us match these applications with tree donations!
 
Get in touch to help. Your donations big or small will have a lasting legacy.
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Trees and Temperature

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According to a recent report by the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Gauteng’s temperatures are increasing at double the rate of global temperatures. This is due to two factors, global temperature trends and the heat island effect experienced in an incredibly urbanised province.

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Importance of Trees For Air Quality and World Lung Cancer Day

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For six years, every August 1st, organizations, patients, caregivers, medical professionals and more commemorate and support World Lung Cancer Day to raise awareness of lung cancer while working toward making lung cancer a chronically manageable disease. To celebrate World Lung Cancer Day, we’ve prepared a few lung cancer prevention tips with the Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center to raise awareness on the importance of air quality and the role trees play with purifying the air.



Why does air quality matter?

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Planting a Growing Legacy in Mandela’s Footsteps

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This year Konica Minolta South Africa are returning to Mandela’s area of birth to donate trees to schools and community centres in the region. Working with their CSI partner, Food & Trees for Africa, Konica Minolta have donated 99 trees to both Qunu and Mvezo near Mthatha in the Eastern Cape. The 99 trees planted in each village commemorate 99 years since Mandela’s birth.


This initiative follows in the wake of 95 trees donated in 2016 to Lamyeni, Alice, Mvezo and Qunu in the Eastern Cape. These are the areas in the Eastern Cape where Madiba spent his formative years, the areas that shaped him into the man that South African’s came to know.
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