EduPant

The best school food gardens in the programme get the opportunity to enter the EduPlant finals, “a way to celebrate the best food growing schools in the country”. The finals are hosted every two years giving learners and teachers an opportunity to celebrate their achievements.

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“Participating in the EduPlant programme is one more way in which we are actively impacting young growing minds and going #BeyondTheMeal with a lasting legacy that learners can pass along to their loved ones, communities and future generations. This ensures that our nutrition mission far outlasts... the breakfast meal.” – Eugene Absolom, TBF Director

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Our RCO’s have been enthusiastic participants and monitors of the EduPlant programme. They’ve taken the task of school food gardens in their stride and continuously go beyond the call of duty to ensure that the gardens they are custodians of continue to thrive.

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The EduPlant programme has provided our participating beneficiary schools with season-appropriate resources to assist in the best nutritional outcomes of their various food gardens. Add to this, the school food gardens are being integrated into the curriculum, teaching learners sustainable ...nutrition and food security.

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Thirty-eight of the Foundations’ beneficiary schools are taking part in the EduPlant programme, to the benefit of learners, their families and communities.

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“The EduPlant programme utilises permaculture at its core but does far more than grow food and improve nutrition. It promotes sustainable practices, environmental ethics, and whole systems thinking. It creates strong social and food security community networks.” – Food & Trees for ...Africa

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The Foundation is proud to be participating in the Food & Trees for Africa’s EduPlant School Gardening and Nutrition Program sponsored by Tiger Brands Limited.

The programme focuses on schools, learners, and their surrounding communities. It develops school-linked food security ...clusters in under-resourced communities and townships.
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"An important part of this future involves safeguarding our children, and the #EduPlant programme's efforts in schools around the country continue to go from strength to strength. This programme offers healthy nutritious food to many young people, who would otherwise go hungry. I am proud... to be part of an organisation that, every day, works to feed the nation and assist some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. I am particularly excited about the team's plans to transform school gardens into #EduHubs, and turn these school-based gardens into the beating hearts of communities. We saw, during the height of the pandemic and hard lockdowns, that school gardens were a lifeline and became centres of food security. Thank you to all the educators and learners who have worked with us to develop these spaces, the sponsors whose support has made them possible, and the ecopreneurs who have shared their knowledge and expertise." — Mpho Mahanyele-Matji, Chairman of Food & Trees for Africa.

Out now, download the Food & Trees for Africa 2021 Annual Review today or read it online: https://bit.ly/36aDHE9.

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We are proud to be hosted by City Lodge whenever we travel in South Africa for various projects. From tree planting events and food garden workshops to setting up the latest 2022-2023 cycle of the EduPlant programme, we love the attentive service, friendly staff, and comfortable rest. This makes ...doing our work so much easier. Thank you, City Lodge!

More than a quarter of school-aged children in South Africa are stunted and malnourished. By improving school food gardens, EduPlant provides vital nutrition to supplement meals. The programme is a well-coordinated, multi-component intervention that has resulted in food-rich schools across the ...country.

Supported by Tiger Brands and implemented by Food & Trees for Africa, find out more about the EduPlant programme: https://bit.ly/3iKNDXp

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"EduPlant has done remarkable work with its school food gardening and nutrition programme. Bharathi Tugh tells us, 'We are not only coming with information. We are encouraging self-worth and self-resilience.' Tugh hopes that EduPlant will continue to educate children about ...sustainable agroecology and demonstrate that there are enough opportunities and long-term jobs in farming."

Food For Mzansi spoke to Food & Trees for Africa's Bharathi Tugh about the EduPlant programme recently and you can now read this heart-warming article on their platform: https://bit.ly/3tN99Bm.

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EduPlant: ‘A future filled with hand-ups, not handouts’

Since its establishment in 1994, EduPlant has done remarkable work with its school gardening and nutrition programme. Perm culturist Bharathi Tugh...

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The next two-year-long EduPlant programme is in full swing and we're laying fertile grounds for what is to come. While we're currently in an administrative phase, selecting and kickstarting 2022-2023 as a whole, there are many #EduPlant schools and clusters that are taking good care of ...their productive school food gardens. Better yet, these schools are creating awareness within communities while encouraging other schools to follow suit. Many schools are integrating permaculture and food forest elements beautifully and this makes us excited for what is to come!

What is a food forest? Simply put, a food forest is a self-sustaining, biodiverse ecosystem where every layer of the forest is something edible or useful to us in some way. Find out more on Food & Trees for Africa: https://bit.ly/3MOvuWE.

The EduPlant programme is made possible through the support of our partner, Tiger Brands. Thank you!

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Always a hand up, never a hand out. "EduPlant has done remarkable work with its school gardening and nutrition programme since it first started in 1994. 'We are not only coming with information. We are encouraging self-worth and self-reliance,' says Bharathi Tugh. Permaculture uses ...organic food growing practices and, according to Tugh, it is a secret weapon in the fight against food insecurity."

Read the article on Health For Mzansi: https://bit.ly/3uq13Pv

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EDUPLANT: ALWAYS A HAND UP, NEVER A HAND OUT

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This #FoodGardenFriday, to get motivated for the big year ahead, we're looking back at the success stories from the 2021 EduPlant competition. One such story is from Sesete Primary School who was placed third in South Africa.

Sesete Primary School, located in rural Burlington in ...Mpumalanga, started their school food garden in 2016 as a way to promote environmental awareness and sustainability, strengthen the school nutrition programme and feeding scheme, and, most importantly, find an answer to a pressing challenge: hungry learners. In 2021, the school started a permaculture hub, registering three other schools and five homesteads in the area as beneficiaries. Despite the strict #COVID19 lockdown levels, skills such as mulching, making garden beds, succession and companion planting, and composting were taught and learnt.

"We are grateful for the #EduPlant programme. Our initiative would not have survived if it had not been for the resources and workshops offered," thanked Moses Nthoke, the Project Leader. We'd like to extend this heartfelt gratitude to Tiger Brands.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2XS1p00.

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Here is a happy story from the EduPlant team: Bet-El Special School for Epilepsy in Kuils River, Western Cape, offers education and skills training for learners with special needs. The school is focused on establishing a learning environment that is conducive to effective education for learners who... suffer from epilepsy and who experience socio-economic barriers to entry as a result. The dedicated staff members strive to serve the best interest of all the learners. The school food garden is one such way this is achieved! Not only does it support the feeding scheme and nutrition programme, but it also brings joy.

Bet-El Special School for Epilepsy was placed in second place in the recent #EduPlant2021 competition. Despite the challenges faced due to #COVID19, the school had notable achievements such as the success of its mentorship programme. "We at Bet-El School are grateful and appreciative of EduPlant, Food & Trees for Africa and sponsor Tiger Brands who provided us with the seeds, seedlings, fruit and shade trees, compost, bone meal, and gardening tools and equipment," thanked Joanne Lekay (Project Leader).

Find out more about #EduPlant: https://bit.ly/3EYhd5r.

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To get motivated and inspired for the year ahead, we're looking back at the success stories from the 2021 #EduPlant competition. One such story is from Sesete Primary School who was placed third in South Africa.

Sesete Primary School, located in rural Burlington in Mpumalanga, ...started their school food garden in 2016 as a way to promote environmental awareness and sustainability, strengthen the school nutrition programme and feeding scheme, and, most importantly, find an answer to a pressing challenge: hungry learners. In 2021, the school started a permaculture hub, registering three other schools and five homesteads in the area as beneficiaries. Despite the strict #COVID19 lockdown levels, skills such as mulching, making garden beds, succession and companion planting, and composting were taught and learnt.

"We are grateful for the EduPlant programme. Our initiative would not have survived if it had not been for the resources and workshops offered," thanked Moses Nthoke, the Project Leader. We'd like to extend this heartfelt gratitude to Tiger Brands.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2XS1p00.

#FoodSecurity #GrowYourOwnFood #FoodGardening

Bet-El Special School for Epilepsy in Kuils River, Western Cape, offers education and skills training for learners with special needs. The school is focused on establishing a learning environment that is conducive to effective education for learners who suffer from epilepsy and who experience ...socio-economic barriers to entry as a result. The dedicated staff members strive to serve the best interest of all the learners. The school food garden is one such way this is achieved! Not only does it support the feeding scheme and nutrition programme, but it also brings joy.

Bet-El Special School for Epilepsy was placed in second place in the recent #EduPlant2021 competition. Despite the challenges faced due to #COVID19, the school had notable achievements such as the success of its mentorship programme. "We at Bet-El School are grateful and appreciative of EduPlant, Food & Trees for Africa and sponsor Tiger Brands who provided us with the seeds, seedlings, fruit and shade trees, compost, bone meal, and gardening tools and equipment," thanked Joanne Lekay (Project Leader).

Find out more about #EduPlant: https://bit.ly/3EYhd5r.

#FoodSecurity #GrowYourOwnFood #FoodGardening

Welcome to 2022! We're starting this year with one of our favourite stories from the recent #EduPlant competition in partnership with Tiger Brands. Kings Harvest Primary School, which won the overall competition, is located in the remote village of Hlutankungu in Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal. The ...school first enrolled in the EduPlant programme in 2019 with no prior experience in permaculture. The school's food garden has flourished since and those involved in the project are now mentoring other schools in the area and the greater community with inspiring success! Saaheed Faymay, Project Leader, shared this humorous anecdote with us: "Seeing one of our community gardens selling organic produce at Hlutankungu Market was the highlight of the year — better than the Manchester United versus Liverpool game. Sorry, no offence..." Here at Food & Trees for Africa, it always warms our hearts to see food security initiatives thriving and, better yet, witnessing first-time gardeners reaching success.

Find out more about EduPlant on our website. We've listed all the winners here too: https://bit.ly/3EYhd5r.

Thank you, Tiger Brands, for the ongoing support!

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