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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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Food Forests - FTFA's new programme

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International Day of Forests 2018 - Video Highlights

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International Day of Forests

International Day of the Forests – Planting 300 trees in Fire and Drought Affected areas

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This month, 8 schools in the Knysna, George and Plettenberg Bay region will receive indigenous shade and fruit trees donated by Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA). The schools were identified by Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) as requiring indigenous shade trees following the devastating fires in the region in 2017. On the 20th of March 2018, KMSA staff will plant trees at Concordia High School, together with pupils and school staff, to kick off tree planting in the region.
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Seminar to celebrate the International Day of Forests

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The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in partnership with the South African National Biodiversity Institute, Food & Trees for Africa and other role-players will host a seminar on the International Day of Forests under the theme “Forests and Sustainable Cities”. The seminar is held to focus on highlighting the key role of forests in our society as well as to encourage public participation in forestry related initiatives such as greening.
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MySchool and FTFA

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In 2017 a total of 98 trees were donated through MySchool donations to Food & Trees for Africa. These trees were allocated to four schools around Johannesburg, who received a combination of fruit and indigenous shade trees. Learners got involved in planting the trees and were really excited to contribute to the greening of their school grounds. Refhitile Primary in Shoshaguve received fruit trees only, to establish an orchard on the property.
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Breaking Ground on Food & Trees for Africa’s First Food Forest

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JOHANNESBURG – 9th March 2018 – In the build-up to the International Day of the Forests 2018, Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) will be breaking ground on the organisation’s first urban food forest. 1000 trees have been committed by the South African National Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), for the benefit of the Evaton, Sebokeng and Orange Farm community members. 20 of these trees will be planted on the 9th of March, as FTFA, DAFF and local community members break ground on the Food Forest at Letsema Illima Primary School in Evaton. The remaining 980 trees will be donated to pre-identified local farmers and schools, who will use the trees to start food forests on their premises.
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Planting 1,071 trees during the ‘month of love’

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JOHANNESBURG –February 2018 – This month, forty schools in the Pretoria area will receive gifts in the form of fruit and indigenous shade trees. Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA), a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, have donated a total of 1,071 trees to beneficiaries in Ga Rankuwa and Shoshanguve. Staff volunteers from KMSA’s Pretoria branch kicked off the tree plantings on the 15th February at Rantailane Secondary School in Ga Rankuwa, where 50 indigenous trees were planted to shade the playground.
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The Mandela Rose

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On the 8th of February 2018 the Nelson Mandela Foundation together with Keith Kirsten launched the Mandela Rose, developed in honour of our late president. It was a moving day at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, where struggle stalwarts, friends and family packed into the auditorium to reflect on Tata Madiba’s legacy.
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Keeping an Eye on Community Development with Tiger Brand

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In 2017, Tiger Brands reached out to Food & Trees for Africa. After community development meetings held in March, vegetable gardens and tree planting initiatives were planned for the year ahead. These initiatives are designed to address food security, carbon sequestration and community greening. 

Since then, FTFA has assessed 22 of Tiger Brands’ NGO partner organisations across the country. 
Our Food Gardens Department then implemented Permaculture Starter Packs (PSP1’s) at 8 selected community food gardens, after which an additional 9 sites were included. These are being implemented this year (2018).
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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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