Food Gardens for Africa

trees for allThis programme is essential for ensuring food security and sovereignty in the future. Many communities and schools apply for assistance to develop Permaculture (natural) food gardens. FTFA raises funds to assist as many of these as possible through the provision of training and resources. Projects need commitment, passion and drive to be sustainable. To assess which of the many applicants are worthy of necessary long term investment FTFA offers Permaculture Starter Packs (PSPs). These include resources and on site practical workshops. PSPs range from between R29 500 to R97 500. Three year support of a food garden ranges from R150 000 dependent on infrastructure and other needs.

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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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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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