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.
Jun 30, 2010

We won Gold !!!

Dear Friends,

ABALIMI won GOLD at the national Impumelelo Innovations for Sustainability Awards 2010 – see www.impumelelo.org.za , certificate attached and follow the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMaBAwjvHtc to the lovely little video clip done by Impumelelo which was shown on award night.

Mama Kaba and Bridget make a great representing pair, and it was they who went on stage to receive the award for all of us.

Viva ABALIMI- Harvest of Hope from seed to table viva!!

And VIVA to our Friends and Donors now and over the many many years past , also over the many years to come, who have helped and will hopefully still help to launch and spread the micro-farming movement !!!!!

Best regards

Rob Small Resource mobilization for ABALIMI

www.abalimi.org.za www.harvestofhope.co.za www.farmgardentrust.org

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Apr 15, 2010

Ratcheting up!

Hello everyone !

Five of you donated very recently over R1700 USD which amounted to R12 784 !! That makes it possible to provide a full range of support ( infrastructure and bulk inputs supply, trees and indigenous plants, training and follow-up, monitoring and evaluation, marketing and management support) to one farmer for 127 months, or 127 farmers for one month !! Thank you thank you thank you!! PLEASE COME VISIT and see what you are doing to change the way grassroots South Africa works! - a Green Carpet Tour is ALWAYS waiting for you on any Tuesday , every Tuesday, which is our market day, between 9an-12pm.

Please remember that, unless you specifically suggest it, I will not to directly communicate with you. But I will always welcome your questions and comments !! So please fire away.

Abalimi is a finalist in the national Impumelelo Innovations for Sustainability Awards, www.impumelelo.org.za . Please hold thumbs for us, since this award is one of the most genuine in the world. We will know on the 16th May. But even making it to the finals is a huge honor, so we will not be disappointed if we dont "win" one of the actual awards.

For more insights about our work, please check out the attached latest article - its lovely. And also read our latest newsletter (# 36) on our website www.abalimi.org.za - see links below. All the very best- Rob

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Apr 15, 2010

Abalimi Newsletter # 36 - latest news sprouting

Hello again all

To add to my previous report which I just posted a few minutes ago, I append the latest ABALIMI Friends newsletter # 36 in case you would like to download it direct from Global Giving, instead of visiting the Abalimi website.

I also add the link to the Farm and Garden National Trust, which I launched recently to source more local individual donations for the micro-farming movement , using (and supporting) Abalimi as the national role model, now that big corporate funding locally and worldwide is becoming less available for genuine development.

May the new ecological Family Farming movement thrive and grow in your own backyard!

All the best Rob

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