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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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Checkers' #ActforChange initiative is changing lives

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Food & Trees for Africa was the beneficiary of the Checkers #ActForChange Fund for the month of September 2016. This initiative was in celebration of Arbor Month to help establish more sustainable food gardens. Consumers got involved by donating R5 or more to the chain’s #ActForChange Fund at Checkers or Checkers Hyper store across the country.
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Woolworths and FTFAs evolving EduPlant model has a finger on the pulse of sustainable adaption

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Now in its second decade, the EduPlant programme, a flagship Food & Trees for Africa initiative, implemented in partnership with the Woolworths Trust for the last 12 years, has supported the development of sustainable food gardens. This natural farming and greening helps schools and their surrounding communities to create abundant gardens with year-round harvests using permaculture practices.

As a model of good practise, long term initiatives are inspired and compelled to evolve, ensuring their relevance and validity in a changing world.
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Growing livelihoods from a former dump site

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A group of staff volunteers from The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Quivertree Publications and Food & Trees converged at the Lenin St Market Garden in Alexandra. The City of Joburg (Social Development) and 105 Ward Councillor have supported this initiative since April, along with Urban Fresh. Together the group paid tribute to the incredible work accomplished on the ground by a group of committed women who farm in this urban setting.
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Comair sponsors schools’ trees to mark 70 years aloft

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In celebration of 70 years of uninterrupted, profitable operation, Comair Limited has sponsored 70 trees in conjunction with Food & Trees for Africa. The trees will be planted at schools in Gauteng, the Western and Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal and provide much-needed food and shade in disadvantaged communities.
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Konica Minolta South Africa celebrates Arbor Month by planting more than 2,000 trees

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Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, has reinforced its pledge to help transform the environment and give back to surrounding communities, by planting 2,160 trees in Kimberley, Pietermaritzburg, Paarl and Cape Town during Arbor Month. The trees will be donated to schools and other community institutions within the regions, with the assistance of CSI partner, Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA).
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Winning EduPlant formula affirms national impact of addressing food security

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The biennial school food gardening competition has once again brought together the brightest and best aspiring young farmers of the future under one roof.

The EduPlant National Food Gardening and Greening Competition, of which the Woolworths Trust is the funding partner, is Food & Trees for Africa's national programme teaching educators, learners and communities how to sustainably grow their own food.
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African Bank - New shady spots for growing young minds

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In a few months the Nokhupila Primary School learners will enjoy the shady cover of 45  new trees that were planted by African Bank at the school on 23 September to celebrate Arbour Month.
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Calling South Africans to plant trees for Africa!

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On 8 September, Bruce Whitfield of 702’s Money Show launched a nationwide appeal for Arbor Month – for corporates to pledge a donation of trees for under resourced communities, through Food & Trees for Africa’s Trees for All and Trees for Homes programmes.
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SA’s 4th Carpool Week, 3-9 October 2016

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October is national Transport Month and South Africa’s 4th Carpool Week will take place from 3-9 October 2016.  
Carpool Week will raise awareness and educate on the benefits of carpooling to encourage South Africans to rethink their travel choices for a better country.
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Food project encourages sustainable agriculture

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Food for Life (FFL) Children's Projects, in partnership with Food & Trees for Africa, recently conducted a schools workshop which focused on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Sovereignty at the Northdene AgroEcology Research Centre.
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