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2300 Trees Planted with GMSA this Arbor Month

In September 2018 Grinding Media South Africa (GMSA) planted 2300 trees in Vosloorus, Katlehong and Thokoza in support of National Arbor Month. This national tree-planting programme contributes to the development of greenbelts and the partnership will see fruit and indigenous shade trees planted in these areas furthering the mission of growing urban food forests in the area.

FTFA conducted meetings with stakeholders where trees for homes will be rolled out. Through this process community members were identified and trained as Community Educators. The training of 40 Community Educators in the local community created temporary employment opportunities and will ensure that 1000 households receive trees through this intervention. In addition, 10 beneficiary schools were selected to receive trees through the Trees for All Program and each will receive about 30 trees.

“Such a partnership provides a perfect opportunity for GMSA to participate in tree-planting and volunteering in communities that we operate. We are delighted for the opportunity and are committed to partnering with credible organisations such as FTFA to uplift these communities,” says, Ray Abrahams, Acting CEO of GMSA (PTY) Ltd.