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57 FOOD GARDENS FOR SCHOOLS IN TZANEEN

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Stidit (the Netherlands) and Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) are implementing 57 school food gardening projects in Tzaneen, Limpopo, thanks to the support from the European Union and Pioneer Foods. The launch of this great initiative will take place on the 18 November 2014.
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A real African lesson!

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by Kate Bezuidenhout

After having volunteered with FTFA for a few months now, I was very excited to be invited to spend a day at the EduPlant biennial competition which is sponsored by The Woolworths Trust and Engen. I had heard much discussions and planning happening in the office during the year and was eager to see the competition come together. Included in the four days of learning were interactive workshops, school presentations, of course the award ceremony where this year’s winners are announced.
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Absa puts customers behind ‘green wheels’ with 61 hectare urban forest commitment

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Absa Vehicle and Asset Finance (AVAF), in partnership with Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), will plant 2 426 trees – the equivalent of 61 hectares of urban forest – in the communities of Khutsong (Gauteng) and Ntuzuma (KwaZulu-Natal) as well as schools and households in the Western Cape.
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CITY LODGE AND FOOD & TREES FOR AFRICA CELEBRATE WORLD FOOD DAY AT MOTHER TOUCH ACADEMY

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The City Lodge Hotel Group and FTFA paid a special vegetable and fruit tree planting visit to the Mother Touch Academy at Diepsloot, northern Johannesburg, to commemorate World Food Day which takes place around the globe on Thursday, October 16.
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Heinz staff celebrate World Food Day

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World Food Day, 16 October, Mbekweni Community Sports Centre received a food garden through FTFA thanks to Heinz Foods South Africa’s Ketchup “Grown Not Made” charity auction held in May earlier this year.
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Planting trees to celebrate 50 years of legal excellence

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In celebrating their 50th Anniversary, Cox Yeats Attorneys reached out to their communities to mark this milestone by planting trees.  Through Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), three underprivileged schools in the Durban area were identified to receive 50 trees donated by Cox Yeats.
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Green Drinks Sandton: A Hairy Affair

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Johan Nortje grew up on an farm in Upington, in the Northern Cape. He had built up a reputable hair and makeover styling business, Isjon Intercoiffure – a first in the little Northern Cape town, and later in northern Johannesburg, servicing walk-in and celebrity clients from across the country.
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Pomegranate trees help fight hidden hunger this Arbor Month

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Santam will be raising awareness about “hidden hunger” this Arbor Month by planting 200 pomegranate trees at six schools in the Western Cape through Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA).
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17 000 km world record drive benefits the local environment

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Having claimed his eighth world record title this month in the Cape-to-Cape Challenge – which involved a 17 000 km drive from Nordkapp, Norway, to Cape Town, South Africa within the space of just 12 days – adventure driver Rainer Zietlow offset his carbon emissions by donating €4 000 (R60 000+) to FTFA.
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ExxonMobil invests in tree planting for Western Cape communities

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  • During September, Arbor Month, 3,000 indigenous trees were planted.
  • Will enhance Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha townships.
  • Planting provides employment and skills transfer for 60 community members.
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