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Food & Trees for Africa – 30 Years in South African Social Development – Join the Live Online Celebration

14 October 2021 – After last year, it’s great to hear some positive news for a change!


Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) – South Africa’s most impactful food security and environmental non-profit – celebrates 3 decades in social development this Friday. The organisation has planted around 4.7 million trees, implemented 1000s of school and community food gardens and played a significant role in the battle against global climate change.


On Friday the 15th of October 2021 at 11.00 they will be celebrating this achievement with an online event that will reflect on 30 years in the space, showcase their latest programmes and innovations and unveil the new strategic direction for the organisation. Viewers will also get an opportunity to glean insights into the behind-the-scenes workings of the board, the internal organisational wellness culture and how they view the future of food security in Africa.


Food & Trees for Africa’s Executive Director, Chris Wild, had this to say, “30 Years for any organisation or company is a big milestone. I think the celebration will have a bit of something for everyone. Those who remember the Trees for Africa of the 90s will particularly enjoy seeing how the organisation has grown, adapted and been leaders in the development space over 30 years. People who are interested in food security, impact stories and the future are also in for a treat.”

Some of the segments include:

  • An interview and reflection by the founder Jeunesse Park.
  • Keith Kirsten telling some wild stories of early township tree planting events with Madiba before 1994.
  • Women in Agriculture
  • How an organisation specialising in development goes about internal staff wellness and culture
  • The launch of a world-first in social development.
  • Details:
    Format: The event is being streamed live from Facebook and YouTube.
    Date and Time: 15th October 2021 starting at 11.00
    How to Join: GO TO THE ORGANISATION FACEBOOK PAGE OR WEBSITE TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT FOR FREE
  • Links
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoodandTreesforAfrica/videos/158269176501074
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uRmEqW7B40&t=0s
    Website: https://trees.org.za

Notes: For immediate release.

Contacts:


Chris Wild, Executive Director, FTFA, chris@trees.org.za, 011 656 9802
Robyn Hills, Head of Programmes, FTFA, robyn@trees.org.za, 011 656 9803

About Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA):
FTFA is a Non-Profit Social Enterprise working towards a healthier, food secure future through developing programmes and initiatives that address climate change and greening, promote natural resource management, organic farming and food security and sustainable enterprise development. Through FTFA, over 4.7 million trees have been planted, thousands of schools and community gardens have been developed and hundreds of market gardens and farms are supported. FTFA has been in South African Social Development for 30 years and is a pioneer within climate change response and food security.

WEBSITE: https://trees.org.za

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