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. The Green Club Schools Project is sponsored by DOB and the Landmark Foundation.
Green Butterflies sowing seeds for food garden.
(Photo: Monica Vaccaro)