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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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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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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