Supporting Soil for Life in 2010
Who are they? Soil for Life is a wonderful little NGO based and operating out of Constantia, Cape Town, that teaches people to grow their own food. Their motto is: healthy soil, healthy plants, healthy people.
Judging by the work they are doing, their impressive track record and the basic needs in this country, we couldn’t think of a more suitable group of individuals to support this coming year. Who knows, perhaps after the soccer is over next year we could grow some world class vegetables on those pitches!
So in brief, they start by teaching people how to grow their own food. This then leads to an array of different life skills ranging from composting, worm-farming, making preserves and selling their produce to friends or local markets… the list of benefits goes on. All the while they provide continuous support via experienced field workers. And what’s best of all is that it’s practically free for anyone who needs it to get involved.
The main focus of their work is helping poor people to start small home gardens so they can feed themselves. The impact these people often make on their communities is impressive – analogous to the growth of a seed into a large, shade-giving evergreen. Take some time to look at their website, read some of the testimonies and discover just how it easy it is to help make a difference.
So from our side, we’ve committed to helping them in a number of small but exciting ways in 2010 and are offering our customers the opportunity to jump on the bandwagon and help as well.
So if you are intrigued, interested or impressed then watch this space for more information over the coming weeks.