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Calling all schools to enter The EduPlant 2018 Food Gardening competition.

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Schools who have been growing and creating their gardens are invited to enter the EduPlant competition. There is R435 000,00 worth of prizes,  esources and funding for the winning schools. 66 provincial finalists will get a chance to compete at the Finals in October!
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Market Garden Success Stories with Shoprite South Africa

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With ingenuity, dedication and strong partnerships, it is possible to overcome dire circumstances and transform lives – as a group of ordinary people from Alexandra, Gauteng, have proved.

In 2011, Margaret Thaba, Miriam Malunga and Lekau Nkoko were unemployed, like many thousands of women in South Africa. Without an income, they were unable to support their families. Worse still, they were unable to participate fully in their community by contributing to celebrations or commemorations.
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World Environmental Day - Climate Change Workshop and Tree Planting

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To commemorate World Environment Day, held on 5 June each year, we visited Tembisa where we planted trees and learned about climate change with the Italtile Group and the Africa Climate Reality Programme (ACRP).
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Every Day is World Environment Day with Konica Minolta South Africa

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5,100 trees have been bedded down nationally since July 2017, through the commitment of Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA), a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, to environmental sustainability. For KMSA, every day is indeed World Environment Day. 

These 5,100 trees will offset a whopping 1,881 tonnes of CO2 in their lifetime whilst contributing to an improved environment – providing all the benefits that trees provide. Ritchi Smith of Konica Minolta South Africa comments, “We should be concerned with our environmental impact every day, and that’s what KMSA is committed to do.”
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The market gardens supported by Shoprite South Africa were recently featured on CGTN Africa's Global Business Show. Watch the video to learn more about the impact we have been working so hard to achieve. 

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Volunteer Day with Cummins South Africa

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On the 9th of May 2018 a Volunteer Day was held at Minerva High School located in Alexandra, Gauteng with Cummins South Africa. Upon arrival Cummins received warm welcome from the pupils and staff at Minerva High School. Cummins has been supporting Minerva High School for over 2 years ago and still continue to support them through FTFA.
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Long Term Food Gardens with Tiger Brands

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10 short-term food garden projects supported by Tiger Brands and Food and Trees for Africa have come to an end. We are happy with their progress, which will see their gardens go through the winter. We have encouraged the gardeners to apply for further further support.

On the other hand, the 7 long-term projects are still continuing and are seeing infrastructure improvements.
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Harvesting with Oricol

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It was a bountiful harvest on the 18th of May when staff from Oricol Environmental Services visited Emmangweni Primary School in Tembisa for a volunteer day. Oricol staff volunteered to work in the garden together with the Emmangweni learners and staff on the day.
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550 Trees for East London Schools

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On the 8th of May schools in Needscamp, Potsdam and Mdantsane (near East London) excitedly received deliveries of fruit and indigenous shade trees for planting on their properties. The following day, 9th May, staff from the East London Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA), a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, visited the area to assist in planting the trees.
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KMSA and FTFA, Greening Rustenburg with 1,072 Trees

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Rustenburg – May 2018 – The 2nd of May was an exciting day for the 1,349 students of Kloofview Primary School, Rustenburg. The learners gathered for a special tree planting assembly - about trees and how to plant them. Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA), a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, donated 40 trees to the school. Staff volunteers from the KMSA Rustenburg branch joined the school to assist with the tree planting on the day. Sipho Mathe from Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) led the tree planting demonstration where learners were taught how to plant a tree the ‘FTFA’ way. The learners, teachers and KMSA staff busily planted as many of the trees as possible – a total of 28 were planted on the day.
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