Abalimi Bezekhaya - Planters of the Home

Abalimi is a Volunteer Association working to empower the disadvantaged through its organic Urban Agriculture program & projects. We support our target groups' ability to replicate their success and transform their lives in their urban and rural environments, through the following Key Result Areas: resource support; training; organisation building; facilitation of partnerships; research, monitoring and evaluation.
May 31, 2011

Thank you for donations

Rob in micro-farm at home
Rob in micro-farm at home

Dear Global Giving Friends,

This is just to say a BIG thank you, again,  to all of you who have donated till now, those who donate regularly,  or who have recently donated since I posted the last report.

If you have not already done so please do check out the video's I posted in my last report- they are really current and tell our whole story beautifully.

Please also come visit on a Tuesday morning 9am-12pm when in Cape Town. Thats when I do the Friends no-frills fact finding tour. Let me know if you are coming!!

Please also make sure to join your local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme wherever you live, and create a the future - local and sustainable food economies ! If there is no CSA in your area, create one! I can link you to people and info that could help you do this. 

All the best

Rob Small

micro-farmer: activist for the peaceful local organic green revolution among rich and poor alike

Apr 4, 2011

lovely movies about our work!

 Dear Friends one and all,

here is a link to a CNN clip about Abalimi ‘s work, as explained by our farmer leader Christina Kaba – its lovely!!

 

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/03/29/community.farming.cape.town/index.html 

 

Also check out  a video recently completed by an American volunteer- Matt Miller , and his good friend Travis Blue on http://vimeo.com/19360310  - Matt and Travis are professional photographers and IT-media folks, who came specially to make the video and give it to Abalimi as a gift. 

 Amazing.

All the best and  Viva to community micro-farming  !

 

Rob

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Mar 15, 2011

40 degree heat - climate change?

Greetings Global Giving Friends!

Did you know that extremes in Cape Town are normal- always have been. 

beach sand for soil, 40 degree dry heat in summer, floods in winter, gale force winds in between

the super rich living a few kilometers away from a sea of super poor

And our micro-farmers , who live among the shacks, are not deterred by the extremes- they know how to grow the most splendid abundance of healthy unpoisoned organic vegetables, to feed thousands of the poor, while selling some of these at a good price to those with jobs and money!

Please take a look the links below to view a lovely video made by volunteer Matt Miller , and his good friend Travis Blue- they came all the way from America to do it,  as a gift to Abalimi!!  

Please also read below a recent article about our leading micro-farmer, Christina Kaba.

And dont forget to keep a Tuesday morning free (9am-12pm) to visit our work first hand, when you visit Cape Town !

Please accept, one and all, our hearty thanks for your donations- every cent counts. Hundreds of micro-farmers among the poor in Cape Town have been, and continue to be,  supported with essential services, as a result. 

All the very best- Rob Small , family micro-farming activist!

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