NEW GARDEN FOR SILVER LEAF PRIMARY SCHOOL – MANDELA DAY

By Chelsea Vaneeden in News

Fair Cape Cares Foundation joined forces to build a sustainable fruit & vegetable garden at Silver Leaf Primary School in Du Noon.



 Fair Cape Cares Foundation teamed up for a Mandela Day at Silver Leaf Primary School in Du Noon.

Silver Leaf have their 1st tree.

Fair Cape Dairies Marketing Team went to visit the Silver Leaf Primary School in Du Noon to see how we could contribute to the upliftment of the school. We wanted to do something that will be sustainable for years to come after Mandela Day 2017.

Fair Cape Dairies team at Silver Leaf Primary School

 

People talk a lot about Mandela Day, but what is the use of just coming in for a quick soundbite once a year?” asked Louis Loubser, CMO of Fair Cape Dairies. “We believe in making a difference that is lasting and sustainable, and we were really happy when we heard about Silver Leaf Primary as they are within sight of our factory. We know the  Du Noon community are big supporters of our factory shop, and we are grateful for the opportunity to give something back.”

 

Fair Cape Dairies gardening at Silver Leaf Primary School

We put our heads together and started working alongside a couple of amazing companies to join forces to build a sustainable fruit & vegetable garden for the school. Stanler Farms and Wurmbosch were eager to help and donated the compost used for fertilising the garden, creating the perfect ground for growing food. Wurmbosch also donated an apple tree, the first tree to be planted on the school grounds. The wood for the trellises and raised beds were purchased by Fair Cape Dairies who also paid for the 300 plants; spinach, lettuce, cabbage & plants such as; Lavender & Marigolds.

Neil Rautenbach from Oriole Organics led the whole team through a victorious day. As a horticulturist, he planned the garden and organised the work flows, delegating & guiding people through all the steps to set up the perfect garden for Silver Leaf Primary School.

 

Neil teaching the children at Silver Leaf Primary Schoool about gardening

This day would not have been made possible without the donation of a shuttle & a driver from MLT Transportation. Our wonderful driver assisted us with transporting our staff every hour between the school & our offices.

 

The new garden will be maintained by the school, with regular visits from Fair Cape Dairies, as well as new, seasonal plantings with the help of Oriole Organics.

 

New Garden at Silver Leaf Primary School

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