Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening

 
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening has received 1 donation
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    a new South Africa through Family Farming
    By - Rob - Family Farmer
    Hello once again dear Global Giving Friends,  one and all! Do you know about the International year of Family Farming 2014 - IYFF ? ** See the link below** . Here in SA we are finally launching a national inititiative to promote Family Farming and Abalimi-Harvest of Hope is of course a shining jewel in the IYFF-South...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    More articles and videos
    By - RobSmall isiXhosa nickname Ndoda Encinci/man small - family micro farmer
    Dear Global Giving Friends, we are having wonderful exposure and your heartfelt and generous support keeps streaming in! Thank you!  On Tuesdays (tour day) people turn up every week (we dont advertise, its all word of mouth and social networking) from all over Cape Town  and all over the world to see our...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening has received 14 donations
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    is there enough good food for all?
    By - Rob Small - family micro farmer
    Hello dear Global Giving Friends its almost election time here in SA and a big question is - can we feed our nation of over 40 million? This question may surprise you, since South Africa is among the most developed countries in Africa. Yet we have beggars on every street corner and knocking on our doors,...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    another lovely article
    By - Rob - christmas micro-farmer :)
    Hello dear Global Giving Friends- this report somehow did not get submitted in May 13 - I had not hit the submit button and only see that now. ! See the well writen article "future on urban farming" attached ! Its still fresh and true!  Its an article written by journalist Dayle Kavonic from Cape Town...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    The Future of Food-Abalimi has the answer
    By - Rob - mandela farmer
    Dear Friends, some of you may recieve a direct mail with the title of this report- it is the Abalimi newsletter in a mass mail format, beautifully designed and aiming to inspire . So please excuse if you see it more than once- on this site but also in your inbox :) I attach the full and final, complete version herewith and...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening has received 14 donations
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    Newsletter # 40 !
    By - Rob Small - Family Micro-Farmer !
    Hello again dear Global Giving Friends. Please read * ABALIMI's best newsletter ever * , attached, produced by young volunteer professionals from Germany & France,  Nantke Garrelts and Camille Van-Tornhout, who came to Abalimi via a placement agency in the EU called GLEN.  It was...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening has received 8 donations
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening has received 68 donations
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    two links to new articles
    By - Rob - micro-farmer
    Hello dear GlobalGiving Friends- please take a peek at the two links below for a couple of nice recent articles on our work! All is going well- we are launching a young farmer training program this year, I will let you know more once its up and running. Our next Abalimi Friends newsletter is under preparation, so...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    some lovely reports
    By - Rob Small - micro-farming provocatuer
    Hello everyone, please take a look at the links below: 1. Amber Breitenberg''s blog link (see below) - Amber is a wonderful volunteer form USA who has just returned home, has posted some excellent reports on her blog- she covered some key events in Abalimi's life while she was with us, including visists to Home...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    farmer valentines
    By - Rob - micro-farmer
    Dear Global Giving Friends , we just recieved a Global Giving Disbursement of USD 1648.51 from you,  via Global Giving . I know a few of you personally,  and some have come to visit our work. so can speak about it first hand. Firstly, thank you, thank you ! Everything truly human in life begins with a gift, and...
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    • Donna
      Donna Keep up the great work Rob
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    • Rob Small
      Rob Small thank you so much Donna- of that you can be assured. And thanks again for your loyal support!
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    "If You Can Grow Your Own Food, You Can Be Free."
    By - Spectra Asala - Southern Africa GlobalGiving Rep
    Abalimi isn't just about growing vegetables; it's not just a project, but a movement to foster freedom for all through community farming. Nearly every aspect of their programming reflects local township leadership: farming, harvesting, food education, and more are all speer-headed by the black South Africans who live in the...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    Abalimi news!!!! Christmas hellooo & New Yr "blues"
    By - micro-farmer activist - micro-farmer activist
    Greetings once again dear Global Giving Friends ! Abalimi is attracting a LOT of attention, especially our Harvest of Hope Community Supported Agriculture business, www.harvestofhope.co.za which returns all net profits back into farmer support and development. Our latest Newsletter, # 39 on www.abalimi.org.za however,...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    Awards media reports and visitors
    By - Rob Small - lover of micro-farming
    Dear Global Giving Friends Please forgive the late report, but its all for the good, since it just means we have been running off our feet to keep up with our farmer development and support program , new demand for our services and produce, plus all the wonderful interest we are getting from our Circle of Friends and the...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening has received 66 donations
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    Good news!
    By - Rob Small - always aspiring micro-farmer
    Dear Friends greetings from the 'bottom' of Africa , once again! We got some very lovely coverage in the USA by Rosie Spinks in the Daily Good recently. See Link 1 below!  Another bit of good news is that Todd and Marysia, filmmakers, also from America, are working hard to complete a new movie on our work, and they are...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    Friends Newsletter # 38 - focus on youth
    By - micro-farmer rob - family micro-farmer
    Greetings to you in a sparkling new 2012!!  It is definitely the "wake up!" year, I think. No more can we continue in the aggressive, bully-boy, winner takes all manner which is continually exampled (while often saying the opposite) by our world political and business "leaders".  But we don't need stupid violent...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    systemic debt and family farming
    By - Rob - lover of family micro-farming :)
    hello again everyone! further to my last report, here is the article that sparked me off (which was also printed in the Cape Times some weeks before) , entitled "Systemic debt-the shadow finanancial system' by Joseph Edozien,  plus my article as it apears in the Cape Times.  The systemic debt article is the best I...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    Family Farming - the gentle revolution
    By - Rob - organic micro-farmer for food & jobs
    Hello dear Global Giving Friends! An article I wrote just got published in full, in the Cape Times, 11.11.11, a leading local newspaper- in their Next Economy national Dialogue (NEND) series, under the heading of "a gentle revolution- Family farming vs the killer foods", on Pg 11 !! I wonder if that means something? 11th...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    Seed to Table Cookbook on TV
    By - Rob Small - micro farmer praise singer :)
    Dear Global Giving Friends This is just a quick note to point you to a video of a live cook-up on TV, using a "township tradition" recipe from our Seed to Table Cookbook!   See the link below.  This cookbook was initiated by Uthando (love) a social profit (non-profit) tour agency run by James Fernie, who appears...
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    article, newsletter and matching grant
    By - Rob Small - joyful micro farmer
    Hello Dear GlobalGiving Friends  Take a peek at a nice article I just posted on the Entrepreneurship Africa online mag in the link below Think of spreading the word about our work, because Global Gving are matching your donations until 19th October!  Look out soon for our next Friends newsletter (#38) which is...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    climate change again young people in agriculture and thank you
    By - Rob Small - family micro farmer !
    Hello everyone!  With "COP17" coming up in Durban soon , we are getting quite a few queries about what our impact is on Climate Change. I attach a recent very short write up about this - I hope you will be impressed!! Another topical 'worry-point' is "where are the young people in agriculture?" This is a worldwide...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening has received 85 donations
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    Wow!!
    By - Rob Small - micro-farmer for the poor
    Hello everyone!  I am absolutely blown away by the constant stream of generous donations so many of you are giving. Thank you so very much for being there, for being so kind and for standing firmly with us!  I dont have any new articles or video links to post at the moment, but if you have not seen them, please...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    Thank you for donations
    By - Rob Small - micro-farmer
    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...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    lovely movies about our work!
    By - Rob Small - micro-farmer activist
     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...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    40 degree heat - climate change?
    By - Rob Small - family micro-farming activist
    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...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    life giving water on fertile land
    By - Rob Small - ever aspiring micro-farmer
    Dear Friends, Good greetings in 2011     Although thousands of our micro-farmers took a short break over Christmas, this is also when the real Heat and Burning Wind begins to hit Cape Town.  40 degree temperatures combined with hot wind are not uncommon and crops can shrivel in an hour if not properly...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    Friends Newsletter 37
    By - Rob Small - aspirant super micro-farmer helper :)
    Hello everyone, once again!  I have attached our Friends newsletter # 37- I think its the best one ever. It has good photos, lots of news and a feature called "Men's gardens in a Woman's movement- Do they work? "   Its worth the download time to read and enjoy.  Your donations are always deeply...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening has received 49 donations
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    Thanks to donors in early Cape Spring
    By - Rob Small - micro-farmer and helper of micro-farmers
    Dear Friends of Abalimi via Global Giving, this is just to say a HUGE and earnest thank you to all who have donated over the past months . There is nothing more fertile than a gift well given, except perhaps the gift we get from good healthy farmyard manure !!! :) And your gifts are truly living rain to our...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    We won Gold !!!
    By - Rob Small - micro-farmer helper :)
    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...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    Ratcheting up!
    By - Rob Small - co-leader for ABALIMI & micro-farmer
    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...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    Abalimi Newsletter # 36 - latest news sprouting
    By - Rob - co-leader for ABALIMI & micro-farmer
    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...
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    ARTICLES attached PLEASE read
    By - Rob Small - micro-farmer
    Hello everyone!! Please See the attached articles to get an idea of the coverage we are getting!! Thanks again to you, our Global Giving Friends, and the Global Giving Team !! Until next time! rob
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  • Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening posted a progress report
    Greetings in 2010
    By - Rob Small - co-director, micro-farmer, resource mobilizer
    Dear Friends of ABALIMI via Global Giving Thank you to 3 USA friends for USD 287 / ZAR 2200 (!!) in October 2009 and 3 UK friends between Sept 09-Dec 09 for GBP 113 / ZAR 1400 (!!). Altogether ZAR 3600, enough to provide our full suite of essential services (cheap inputs, training and follow-up, monitoring and...
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Project Leader

Rob Small

Resource Mobilisation Leader and Board Secretary
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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