STEENBERG SCHOOL KIDS GARDEN CLUB:
First Stop: Steenberg Primary School to assist with establishing, and most importantly, maintaining a food garden on site alongside pupils and teachers; with the kind involvement and endorsement of the school body and staff.
Next on List: ditto @ Harmony Primary School in the new year, depending on school's renovation plans. But, our growbags are super portable so we can always move it out of the way while building reconstruction is happening.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT ... Plantup-za has moved to SSubs Cape Town since October 2016 ... Renovating and reconditioning my childhood home into a Community Garden Nursery; as HEADQUARTERS for Steenberg school kids garden club: A community garden, environmental conservation and educational hub. (lots to be done.)
HOW YOU MAY HELP and WHAT IS NEEDED ?
Send us your unwanted household & garden waste ... Your assistance required in #CapeTown #SSubs ... Tell a southern friend or two ... We’d like to #recycle #repurpose your rubbish.
KITCHEN waste COMPOSTING
♻ Kitchen waste: raw peels & cuttings (N.B. excepting potato skins which carry diseases affecting small plants)
♻ and garden waste (pruned branches, leaves, grass clippings etc... Plain cardboard (brown rough cardboard boxes, (uncoated with plastic/shiny glossy sealant)
♻ Mesh veggie/fruit net-packaging bags
Before you chuck your mesh-bags away. Donate them for hand stitching up windbreaks against #CapeDoctor howling winds ...
♻2 litre bottles
♻ 5 litre bottles
♻ Stakes (old broom handles, 2meter & 3meter poles/planks/rods wood or metal) for windbreaks & climbing veg like tomatoes.
♻ for veggie bed Borders; old bricks, planks, washing line.
DROP OFF POINTS See maps below
@FranzSq, Steenberg: by arrangement only, please Contact Davina cell/whatsapp: 0822234956 or via IM messengerApp
@SteenbergPrimarySchool During school hours only. Contact Miss Ely (receptionist) / Principal Mrs Dick tel: 021 7014372
PUZA-BOXES daily drop off points for kitchen scraps .
@Four Sons Cafe #3 Symphony Avenue, Steenberg.
@Moegamat's Fruit 'n Veg cnr Orchestra street & Symphony Avenue (opposite Steenberg Highschool's main entrance)
I will be donating my knowledge, experience, time and labour in setting up the Grade R's garden alongside pupils, teachers and volunteer community members. As well as a portion of PLANTUP-ZA products and services profits goes toward keeping things running smoothly.
We'll be building our raised beds (1x2 meter growbags) layering in sheet mulch materials as collected by pupils and community. Teaching kids how to recycle/re-purpose common wasted resources into useful items for garden use ... bed borders, windbreaks, watering cans, seedling cloches, pest protectors, slow drip deep root watering pods, grey water filters. Meanwhile the older kids (grade 3 to Grade7) will be nurturing their seedCUBES in preparation for transplanting into Grade R's raised beds. Composting and mixing up plant food teas and pest repelling concoctions. And, soo muched planned for once we have sustainable momentum going ...
Kindly help speed things along.
We need financial support, cash goes a long way toward filling out the insurmountable gaps.
# to sponsor materials required for kids training workshops,
# cover cost of materials & manufacture of growbags required to ensure a successful gardening outcome in drought and water restrictions.
# Costs of meeting people halfway ... transportation, admin, communication (things that simply don't grow on trees)
# Sponsor promotional monthly prizes to motivate participants (scholars, teaching staff, parents and supporting community)
EFT to Banking Details:
Cape Gate Branch
Branch code: 051001
A/c holder: D.C.Doyle
Drop off point maps