On Friday, the 13th April 2018, we visited the Green Butterflies in Vanwyksdorp to offer support to the club. Their main projects are:

  • BOTANICAL GARDEN PROJECT. The work on the botanical garden has begun, with the learners clearing out all the deadwood from the garden and creating a pathway. Material to use to label the plants is being investigated. The material must be both re-cycled and cost effective, as well as maintain a visual effect and be favourable to the environment. The name tags will be written by the learners themselves. 
  • WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM. This project has become a program that the whole school is running. It is integrating itself into the “new” ethos of the school. The learners together with Jobs for Carbon team have had a few massive clean-ups under the mentorship of Andre Britz from the GCBR. 
  • SEEDLING PROJECT. The seedlings project was born from the idea of community food gardens. For the learners of a school it is much easier to look after seeds than a patch. It can have a very good market in a small rural town. The whole school can be involved in the growth of their own town and their own school – in the form of a seedling project. Read the full report below.

The Green Club Schools Project is sponsored by DOB and the Landmark Foundation.

Green Butterflies sowing seeds for food garden. (Photo: Monica Vaccaro) 

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