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Via EduPlantZA: At the end of last year, the #EduPlant2020 competition finals took place. The EduPlantZA programme teaches school children about permaculture, the importance of growing their own food, nutrition and healthy eating, sustainable ways of living, looking after the planet, and more.
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As a result of #COVID19, the participating schools were encouraged to enter online by submitting photographs and a video of their school food garden, taking the viewer on a tour, explaining what permaculture techniques they've implemented, and showcasing how the fresh produce harvested contributes to the school's feeding scheme. Find out more on thegardenermag. Link in bio! You can also look at the finalist schools' videos on the #EduPlant microsite.

Disclaimer: This photograph was taken prior to #COVID19 and the need to social distance or wear masks.

#FoodSecurity #FutureFarmers #OurActionsAreOurFuture

At the end of last year, the #EduPlant2020 competition finals took place. The @eduplantza programme teaches school children about permaculture, the importance of growing their own food, nutrition and healthy eating, sustainable ways of living, looking after the planet, and more.

As a ...result of #COVID19, the participating schools were encouraged to enter online by submitting photographs and a video of their school food garden, taking the viewer on a tour, explaining what permaculture techniques they've implemented, and showcasing how the fresh produce harvested contributes to the school's feeding scheme. Find out more on @thegardenermag. Link in bio! You can also look at the finalist schools' videos on the #EduPlant microsite.

Disclaimer: This photograph was taken prior to #COVID19 and the need to social distance or wear masks.

#FoodSecurity #FutureFarmers #OurActionsAreOurFuture

At the end of last year, the #EduPlant2020 competition finals took place. The EduPlant programme teaches school children about permaculture, the importance of growing their own food, nutrition and healthy eating, sustainable ways of living, looking after the planet, and more.

As a result ...of #COVID19, the participating schools were encouraged to enter online by submitting photographs and a video of their school food garden, taking the viewer on a tour, explaining what permaculture techniques they've implemented, and showcasing how the fresh produce harvested contributes to the school's feeding scheme. Find out more on The Gardener Magazine: https://bit.ly/3hQhcp5.

You can also look at the finalist schools' videos on the #EduPlant microsite here: https://eduplant.org/

#FoodSecurity #FutureFarmers #OurActionsAreOurFuture

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EduPlant – South Africa’s School Food Gardening and Nutrition Programme

Happy New Year, Mzansi! Welcome to 2021! We know this year will come with its challenges but we are still looking forward to another year of hard...

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Happy New Year, Mzansi! Welcome to 2021! We know this year will come with its challenges but we are still looking forward to another year of hard work, positive impact, and uplifting stories as we invest in communities and our country. Together, with everyone's help, we can build a better ...future for all.

#FutureFarmers #FoodSecurity #SouthAfrica

Since 2004, the EduPlant programme has been supported by long-term partner, WOOLWORTHS. As we bid them farewell this year, we're reflecting on how the partnership has helped Food & Trees for Africa build the programme into something that benefits entire communities across the country and ...the years of positive impact.

Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3axlRuA

#FoodSecurity #FutureFarmers #GrowYourOwnFood

Today was the second last #FoodGardenFridays of the year and what a year it has been! What was your favourite memory from time spent in your home or school food garden this year? We'd love to hear from you. Share your stories in the comments below.

#GrowYourOwnFood ...#OurActionsAreOurFuture #FutureFarmers

We can't believe it's that time of the year already. The Food & Trees for Africa offices will be closed from 15 DECEMBER 2020 to 4 JANUARY 2021. From everyone on the EduPlant team, we wish you all a safe and joyful festive season with your loved ones. We're looking forward to ...another year of good work and positive impact when we return in 2021. Until then, take care!

#SouthAfrica #SustainableDevelopment #NPO

"In permaculture, we turn problems into solutions and see opportunities in challenges," explained learners from Charles Duna Primary School. The school has taken part in the #EduPlant programme for many years and, as a result, the learners, educators and community members, who volunteer ...their time and expertise, truly understand the value of permaculture and how empowering it is to be more self-sufficient.

Remember, you can view all the winning and finalist schools' videos on the EduPlant microsite and take a tour of their school food gardens. Click here: https://eduplant.org/!

#GrowYourOwnFood #FutureFarmers #FoodSecurity

If you're looking to get inspired, you've come to the right place. Here are food garden updates from the three winning schools in the #EduPlant2020 Emerging category: Kings Harvest Academy (KwaZulu-Natal) in first place, Sesete Primary School (Mpumalanga) in second place, and Yomelela ...Primary School (Western Cape) in third place. Look at the crops! Look at the harvests of spinach, lettuce, tomatoes and kale and and how the leafy greens have been used to supplement the school feeding scheme. Look at the smart way these school learners have reduced, reused and recycled their waste.

#FutureFarmers #FoodSecurity #Permaculture

If you're looking to get inspired, you've come to the right place. Here are food garden updates from the three winning schools in the #EduPlant2020 Emerging category: Kings Harvest Academy (KwaZulu-Natal) in first place, Sesete Primary School (Mpumalanga) in second place, and Yomelela ...Primary School (Western Cape) in third place. Look at the crops! Look at the harvests of spinach, lettuce, tomatoes and kale and and how the leafy greens have been used to supplement the school feeding scheme. Look at the smart way these school learners have reduced, reused and recycled their waste.

#FutureFarmers #FoodSecurity #Permaculture

It's always important to write down what the purpose of your school food garden is. What is the goal? This will help you stay motivated when faced with challenges and working hard when times are tough. What do you want to achieve with your permaculture project? Why are you planting and growing... your own food? Let us know in the comments below. We're listening!

#OurActionsAreOurFuture #FutureFarmers #FoodSecurity

Children are our future! This #WorldChildrensDay, let's remember that all children deserve access to safe and nutritious food, education and the chance to learn and choose their own career path, and to be loved and supported. Let's work together, one #EduPlant workshop and #GrowingGreen ...book at a time, to create a better, greener, more food secure world for every child.

#FutureFarmers #AgricultureEducation #ForEveryChild

"Plant a seed in the mind of children, watch their curiosity grow, and nurture them with knowledge."

This heartwarming strategy has resulted in many #EduPlant schools' food gardens sprouting from simple feeding schemes into symbols of hope for learners, educators, and the ...wider community. Read more here: https://bit.ly/2UGm6u7.

#GrowYourOwnFood #FutureFarmers #FoodSecurity

Late last month, after a search for the best school food garden in the country to celebrate South Africa's young food heroes, we announced the #EduPlant2020 winners. Seyisi Primary School in Kwazakhele, Port Elizabeth, was awarded first place in the Mentoring category. Well done!

As ...a mentoring school, Seyisi Primary School has identified other enthusiastic schools in the area and now runs permaculture workshops for them. Some of these practical lessons take place in their beautiful outdoor classroom! Seyisi Primary School not only serves its learners with healthy, nutritious meals made from the vegetables and herbs grown, but supports the larger community through permaculture and other food security initiatives too — such as the Seyisi Nursery where seeds are saved and seedlings are nurtured.

Read more on News24.com here: https://bit.ly/3keTm6c

#FoodSecurity #GrowYourOwnFood #FutureFarmers

"Food gardening at school has taught us how to become young entrepreneurs," thanked Sizakancane Primary School recently in their #EduPlant2020 entry.

Remember, you can view all the winning and finalist schools' videos on the EduPlant microsite here and take a tour of their ...school food gardens: https://eduplant.org/.

#FoodSecurity #GrowYourOwnFood #FutureFarmers

At the end of last month, #WorldFoodMonth, the EduPlant judges sat down with a daunting task ahead of them: selecting the #EduPlant2020 winners!

It was an action-packed session with much to deliberate. A few of the judges commented that, despite the pandemic and the many challenges it ...brought, they were very impressed by the resilience of the schools — and their food gardens, of course. They also noted how food security extended beyond the gates of the school into the surrounding communities, spreading the positive impact far and wide, which is something the school learners and educators should be very proud of.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the judges involved for their time and energy in making this a fair and fun, very successful #EduPlant competition. It is appreciated by everyone at Food & Trees for Africa and all those who took part. We'd also like to thank our two sponsors, WOOLWORTHS and Tiger Brands, for helping make this happen.

We're looking forward to the 2021-2022 cycle already!

#GrowYourOwnFood #FoodSecurity #Permaculture

A study by the Human Sciences Research Council estimated that about one in three South Africans went to bed hungry during lockdown. Many of these people were children who rely on school feeding programmes for meals, proving once again that food gardening and permaculture skills truly are a gift for... a lifetime.

"There are many ways to empower people', says Tshepiso Senetla, @eduplantza Co-ordinator at @foodandtreesforafrica. 'The pandemic highlighted the importance of food security and that everyone needs to know how to grow their own food. People are often told that they should grow food because it will make them employable or because it is a way to make money but it is more that that. It is important to teach it as a basic life skill, not just a career choice."

This is what the #EduPlant programme has worked at for more than two decades: empowering learners and teachers with the skills and know-how to grow their own food. Read more on the @foodandtreesforafrica blog. Link in bio.

#GrowYourOwnFood #FoodSecurity #FutureFarmers #EduPlant2020

A study by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) estimated that about one in three South Africans went to bed hungry during lockdown (https://bit.ly/3659GBA). Many of these people were children who rely on school feeding programmes for meals, proving once again that food gardening and ...permaculture skills truly are a gift for a lifetime.

"There are many ways to empower people', says Tshepiso Senetla, EduPlant Co-ordinator at Food & Trees for Africa. 'The pandemic highlighted the importance of food security and that everyone needs to know how to grow their own food. People are often told that they should grow food because it will make them employable or because it is a way to make money but it is more that that. It is important to teach it as a basic life skill, not just a career choice."

This is what the EduPlant programme has worked at for more than two decades: empowering learners and teachers with the skills and know-how to grow their own food. Read more here: https://bit.ly/2I0gNmv.

#GrowYourOwnFood #FoodSecurity #FutureFarmers

"For Food & Trees for Africa's Food Programmes Manager, Robyn Hills, #EduPlant is vital for sharing and retaining indigenous knowledge. 'EduPlant, and school gardens specifically, hold an enormous amount of indigenous knowledge', she says. 'People share seeds and ...techniques for growing, drying and storing vegetables. We find that schools whose gardens incorporate community support also have better relationships with their neighbours. You can imagine why. Fresh, naturally grown herbs and veggies are so important; they should be and can be available to all."

Read more here: https://trees.org.za/food-trees-for-africa-is-searching-for-the-best-permaculture-school-garden-in-south-africa/

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Food & Trees for Africa is searching for the best permaculture school garden in South Africa

Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), in partnership with Tiger Brands and Woolworths, is searching for the best permaculture school garden in South Africa.

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