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.
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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Jan 4, 2011

life giving water on fertile land

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 watered. So watering of all the new seedlings for the new season has continued every day, and now its time for the farmers to intensify work to ensure ongoing abundance in the New Year.  

I will post more reports in the next months, but if you have not already, please do google Abalimi on YouTube- you will  find some lovely new and old video clips there, which really do tell our story so nicely.  

Thank you thank you thank you , one and all,  or your ongoing support  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Donations continue to stream in, like life giving water onto fertile land. 

Thank you also,  dear Global Giving Team,  for being a wonderful bridge between us and overseas friends!!!

All the very best and until the next report

Rob Small

for ABALIMI

 

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