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Look! It's the three sisters! This permaculture method is one of our favourite ways to "stack and pack", especially in smaller food gardens. It allows us to fit several veggies into one space. Here, the tall mielies support creeping beans while the rambling pumpkins and squashes grow... lower below, protected from the summer heat. Another benefit to intercropping — which is when you pair two or more complementary plants together in the same space — is improved soil health and a better yield.

What permaculture methods are you using in your school food garden at the moment? Tell us in the comments below.

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Remember this tour of the Shea O'Connor Combined School's permaculture garden? Found in the Natal Midlands, the initiative has gone from strength to strength and small teams have taken turns to work in the garden to ensure the surrounding community stays food secure in lockdown. The ...school food garden is still thriving! Beyond sharing seedlings and indigenous heirloom seeds with parents (who can then grow their own food at home), the surplus harvests are now able to supply a local restaurant AND a local store. They're both impressed by the high quality of fresh produce as well as the reliable, sustained supply.

Have a look at the #EduPlant2020 finalist school videos here: https://eduplant.org/. Find out more about the programme on the Food & Trees for Africa website: https://trees.org.za/eduplant/.

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Growing your own food has many benefits. You will save money, become more self-sufficient, and learn new skills. Better yet, you'll have nutrient-dense and delicious vegetables, herbs, fruit, nuts and seeds to eat.

Here are progress photographs from Kanana Primary School in ...Klerksdorp, North West. It was one of the #EduPlant2020 finalist schools in the Emerging category. As you can see, many permaculture methods have been introduced to make sure this well-maintained school food garden is productive. It is now flourishing!

What are you growing, harvesting and eating from your school or home food garden? Let us know in the comments below. We want to hear from you this #FoodGardenFriday!

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Look at Senianya Primary School! Located in Rooiboklaagte near Acornhoek, Mpumalanga, the school was an #EduPlant2020 provincial winner. The food garden supplements the feeding scheme, making sure the learners, many of whom are orphans and vulnerable children, have a nutritious, filling meal ...throughout the day. The school has inspired the surrounding community to start growing their own food at home. And, because of water scarcity in the area, Senianya Primary School also allows the community to plough, plant, grow and harvest food on the school premises! "Everyone now enjoys healthy vegetables," shares Ms Busisiwe Sibeka, an educator at the school.

#GrowYourOwnFood #FoodSecurity #FutureFarmers

"Our learners come from poor backgrounds. Some of them are from child-headed families. Some of them come to school on empty stomachs. So, we started the permaculture food garden," shared Ms Busi Maditsi, an educator at Elizabeth Matsemela Secondary School in Soshanguve, Pretoria. Their ...food security project started in 2017 and, through the support of Food & Trees for Africa and the #EduPlant programme, as well as the hard work of the learners and project leaders, has flourished!Everyone involved is putting their permaculture knowledge and new skills to good use, making compost, mulching, creating raised beds, companion planting, and so much more. These days, fewer learners go home hungry.

#GrowYourOwnFood #FoodSecurityIsFreedom

Growing your own food has many benefits. You will save money, become more self-sufficient, and learn new skills. Best yet, you'll have tasty and nutrient-dense vegetables, herbs, fruit, nuts and seeds to eat. Yum!

What are you growing, harvesting and eating from your school or home ...food garden? Let us know in the comments below.

Here is a photograph from Kanana Primary School in Klerksdorp, North West. As you can see, the school food garden is well maintained. Many permaculture methods have been introduced to make sure it is productive. It's flourishing!

#GrowYourOwnFood #FoodGardening #FoodSecurity

This year, the EduPlantZA programme wants to not only keep on growing confident, eloquent learners and future entrepreneurs, but ensure that each school involved is more food secure and sustainable than ever before.

Here is a photograph from Woodhurst Primary School, an #EduPlant2020 ...finalist school in the Emerging category. Their food garden has had an immense impact on the school as well as the surrounding community of Nomandlovo in KwaZulu-Natal. The smart use of permaculture techniques, and a deep understanding of the needs of the under-resourced community, which makes everyone work harder, means the food garden is always producing. The learners have used the #EduPlant training to turn their sparse school yard into a rich and fertile food-producing environment.

#FoodSecurity #FutureFarmers #GrowYourOwnFood

This year, the #EduPlant programme wants to not only keep on growing confident, eloquent learners and future entrepreneurs, but ensure that each school involved is more food secure and sustainable than ever before.

Here is a photograph from Woodhurst Primary School, an #EduPlant2020 ...finalist school in the Emerging category. Their food garden has had an immense impact on the school as well as the surrounding community of Nomandlovo in KwaZulu-Natal. The smart use of permaculture techniques, and a deep understanding of the needs of the under-resourced community, which makes everyone work harder, means the food garden is always producing. The learners have used the @EduPlantZA training to turn their sparse school yard into a rich and fertile food-producing environment.

#FoodSecurity #FutureFarmers #GrowYourOwnFood

This year, the EduPlant programme wants to not only keep on growing confident, eloquent learners and future entrepreneurs, but ensure that each school involved is more food secure and sustainable than ever before.

Here is a photograph from Woodhurst Primary School, an #EduPlant2020 ...finalist school in the Emerging category. Their food garden has had an immense impact on the school as well as the surrounding community of Nomandlovo in KwaZulu-Natal. The smart use of permaculture techniques, and a deep understanding of the needs of the under-resourced community, which makes everyone work harder, means the food garden is always producing. The learners have used the #EduPlant training to turn their sparse school yard into a rich and fertile food-producing environment.

#FoodSecurity #FutureFarmers #GrowYourOwnFood

In order to survive and thrive, plants must be grown at the right time of the year. Here are some of Food & Trees for Africa's planting ideas for February!

In summer rainfall areas, you can plant sweet peas, climbing beans, tomatoes, radishes, leeks, sweet potatoes, onions, and ...more. You could also plant fruit trees. In winter rainfall areas, you can plant carrots, celery, spinach and cabbage. Remember, your local nursery will be able to give you advice or answer any specific questions you may have.

What are you planting in your food garden this February? Let us know in the comments below.

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#EduPlant has been helping schools grow food since 1994! Through the programme, school learners, educators, staff members and the broader community learn about permaculture and growing their own food, nutrition and health, how to look after others and take care of the planet at the same time, and ...more.

Find out more about the EduPlant programme on the Food & Trees for Africa website today: http://bit.ly/2XS1p00.

#GrowYourOwnFood #FoodSecurity #FutureFarmers

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.

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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

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