Greenpop plans to install beautiful indigenous fynbos gardens at schools around the Western Cape, but they need a helping hand to make it happen.
Cape Town, South Africa (15 March 2021) – Greenpop was founded in 2010 with the goal of planting more trees in South Africa. Since then, the organisation has grown from strength to strength.
Greenpop works all over the country to plant trees. Since 2010, Greenpop has planted over 130,000 trees around South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Now they are hoping to plant 500,000 by 2025.
Aside from their tree planting initiatives, they also hope to create green spaces at schools in the Western Cape. Their latest initiative is to create Fynbos gardens at under-greened schools. They have identified the schools in need and now need a helping hand at planting the beautiful fynbos gardens.
The volunteers will be planting fynbos plants, weeding the gardens and working on propagation for further planting. The plant days will run from 9 am to 12 pm.
They need volunteers for the following dates and schools.
- Saturday, 27 March – Vulamasango Youth Centre – Phillipi
- Thursday, 1 April – West Riding Primary School – Table View
- Saturday, 10 April – Vulamasango Youth Centre – Phillipi
- Saturday, 8 May – Vulamasango Youth Centre – Phillipi
- Friday, 14 May – Silukhanyo Primary School, Strand
- Friday, 28 May – Silukhanyo Primary School, Strand
- Friday, 4 June – Highlands Primary School, Woodlands
- Friday, 11 June – Silukhanyo Primary School, Strand
All you need to do to join is sign up here, get yourself to the school on the day and pack a bag with water, a snack, sunscreen and a hat. You should wear clothes that can get dirty, and a face mask is a must. Gardening gloves are also useful but not essential.
All Covid-19 protocols will be followed. You can find out more via their website here.