How to help

Be Part of the Micro-farming Movement!

The Farm and Garden National Trust welcomes your support to expand its projects and programmes in order to reach more micro-farmers and gardeners.  Abalimi Bezekhaya  is the Farm & Garden Trust’s national role model and our priority is to ensure that Abalimi is supported. We’ll also support projects anywhere in South Africa, funds permitting, and will report back on such projects when they occur.

Sponsor A Micro-Farmer

Here’s how you can be a part of this growing world-wide movement:

Come and see the work we do

All are welcome to come and see and meet our micro-farmers in action – in the gardens, in their pack shed and at the training centre.  

Click here to join a Tuesday morning tour or here to contact our admin office to arrange a visit.

 Volunteer

We welcome volunteers!  We especially need agricultural business and soil science experts, IT wizards, marketing and fundraising fundi’s. But anyone is welcome provided you are willing to be dependable and are interested and willing to work in a front line family micro-farming organisation.   Send an e-mail with your cv to Rob Small at rob@farmgardentrust.org

 Support a Micro-farmer – make a donation

Abalimi Bezekhaya is the Farm and Garden National Trust’s national role model.  If you wish to donate directly to Abalimi

click here.  Please note: donations made out to Abalimi cannot get a tax receipt.

Tax deductible donations in South Africa (see below for USA and UK)

All donations and bequests to the Farm and Garden National Trust,  are fully tax deductible in South Africa.  In October 2008, the Farm and Garden National Trust was approved as a Public Benefit Organisation in terms of Section 30 and in terms of Section 18A of the Income Tax Act.

Farm and Garden National Trust is exempt from Donations Tax, Estate Duty, Stamp Duty and SDI Levy.

If you are sending a cheque, make it out to the “Farm and Garden National Trust “. If you do an EFT, make the deposit to:

The Farm and Garden National Trust
Nedbank
Claremont Branch
Cape Town
Account Number : 1046519328
Branch Code : 10460901
All financial contributions will be publicly acknowledged by the Trust (unless instructed otherwise).

This is how your contribution will help:

R50 PER MONTH starts and provides ongoing support to one trainee family micro-farmer on a home plot and to feed his/her whole family with abundant fresh produce,   together with on-going access to affordable inputs and services ie: seedlings, composted cow manure, seed, advice and info.

R100 PER MONTH enables ONE family micro-farmer to develop from survival to livelihood level of farming giving him or her a full range of essential and affordable bulk agricultural inputs, training, technical and marketing support services.

R200 PER MONTH enables TWO family micro-farmers to develop from survival to livelihood level of farming giving them a full range of essential and affordable bulk agricultural inputs, training, technical and marketing support services.

R300 PER MONTH enables THREE family micro-farmers to develop from survival to livelihood level of farming giving them a full range of essential and affordable bulk agricultural inputs, training, technical and marketing support services.

CHOOSE A ONCE-OFF OR RECURRING AMOUNT Here are some ideas on what different amounts will contribute :

  1. Choose your own amount to donate no matter how small – as a once off contribution or on a monthly basis.  Every cent makes a difference. For example: just R10 can supply 5kg of composted manure and a dozen veg seedlings to a needy micro-farmer.
  2. Plant Trees: It costs R150 to plant 1 tree, with training and follow-up, either in a home garden or in a community garden as part of a windbreak.
  3. Veg Box Sponsor a weekly Harvest of Hope vegetable box at R87  (small) or R121 (medium) per week, to feed the sick and needy.
  4. R600 gives a 4 day basic Agriculture training course, with notes, and ongoing free advice plus on-site support visits to 1 Micro-farmer.
  5. R1350 will establish one new township home veg garden or one new community market garden bed, together with training, trees and follow-up.
  6. R4000 gives a 4 day basic Agriculture training course, on-site follow-up over two seasons, a start-up pack of manure, seedlings, tools, windbreak plants, to one Family Farmer on 100m2  of land – enough to feed a family of 5 with fresh veg all year round.
  7. R10 000 provides a full package of ongoing support – affordable bulk organic micro-farming inputs (ie. manure and seedlings), indigenous floral, medicinal and edible windbreaks, regular on-site mentorship and support to 5 Micro-farmers for one year.
  8. R100 000 provides full start-up and follow-up support, including training, fertilizer, seedlings, indigenous medicinal and edible windbreaks and marketing support to 10 established market gardens with 50 farmer members for one year.

Please make your donation/bequest to:

The Farm and Garden National Trust
Account number: 1046519328
Bank: Nedbank, Claremont, Cape Town
Branch code: 10460901
Swift code: NEDZAJJ

The Farm and Garden National Trust registration #: IT5785/2007.
PBO Reference #: 930027578.
SARS Tax Ref #: 1203/994/14/8

Please forward your deposit advice to:

Email: info@farmgardentrust.org

Fax: +27 (0) 86 620 2970

Post:
The Farm and Garden National Trust
51 Third Avenue
Harfield Village
Claremont
7708
Cape Town
South Africa.

The Farm & Garden Trust will issue a tax certificate to SA donors only.

Tax Receipts for USA & UK donors

If you’re an international donor from the USA or UK and would like to receive a tax certificate, please donate to us via our international partner Global Giving. Global Giving is the leading international channel for  online internet-based funding and networking.

Click here to donate via Global Giving.

 

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