MANDELA DAY 2013!!!
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.
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.
Please contribute by bringing any vegetables/bread. We will make a big pot of soup for lunch!
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