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Mandela Day, 18 July 2013

MANDELA DAY 2013!!!

SPEND YOUR 67 MINUTES FARMING WITH THE STELLENBOSCH FARMWOMEN’S COOPERATIVE!

 

 

“Where there is poverty and sickness, human beings are being oppressed, and there is more work to be done.  Our work is for freedom for all…It is in your hands now’

Nelson Mandela, Hyde Park, London, June 2008

 

On behalf of the Stellenbosch Women’s Agricultural Cooperative, Women on Farms Project invites you to celebrate Mandela Day by working the land with the women.

 

Despite numerous challenges on the municipal commonage on which they are farming, such as water shortages and lack of extension services and infrastructural support, the women have started vegetable production on the land. Their first harvest enabled them to grow enough for both household consumption and a small surplus for income generation. Also, after the fire in March which displaced 2,000 residents in Kayamandi, each Cooperative member assisted six affected families with vegetables as part of the disaster relief effort.

We invite you to spend your 67 minutes by assisting the Cooperative with clearing the rest of their land, preparing beddings, planting & mulching, restructuring their nursery and starting a compost heap. You will be contributing to their efforts for household food security and independent income generation.

DATE & TIME

Thursday, 18 July 2013.  We will start at 11.00 and be there until 16.00.

LOCATION

Stellenbosch Commonage. From the N2, take Baden-Powell offramp. Turn right into Annandale Road (right at Total Garage) and continue for one kilometre.  Entrance to land on right; look out for WFP posters & banner.

WHAT TO BRING ALONG?

We have a limited number of spades, rakes and forks.  Should you have any of these, please bring your own to use on the day. We also need hammers and nails. Please also bring kitchen waste for the compost heap.

LUNCH

Please contribute by bringing any vegetables/bread. We will make a big pot of soup for lunch!

DRESS

Comfortably in gardening clothes

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT

Roseline Engelbrecht         Women on Farms Project               021-887 2960

Veliswa Madlulela               Stellenbosch Cooperative              083- 691 3625

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