If you would like to support this inspiring grassroots initiative, please click our Donate button below (for credit card or PayPal), or donate by cheque payable to ‘South Africa Community Projects’

or donate by cheque payable to ‘South Africa Community Projects’:

Cheque payable to ‘South Africa Community Projects’
Mail to Dr. E. Vibert
Dept of History
University of Victoria
PO Box 3045
Victoria, Canada V8W 3P4

Cookbook fundraiser

As a fundraiser for Hleketani (‘Thinking’) Community Garden, Basani Ngobeni and Elizabeth Vibert have produced a colourful little cookbook. If you’d like a copy of ‘Recipes from The Thinking Garden’ ($20 plus postage), send a note to:


Funding priorities 2018

Top funding priorities for 2018:

  • Wages for 4 younger women being mentored as new farmers (C$1200/year each) = $4,800
  • Funds to support wages of a second security guard to spell off the current guard (C$100 per month) = $1200
  • Long-term wish list: a second concrete water storage tank (reservoir) to make drip watering more efficient = $1500
  • Solar irrigation pump system = $2200 (installed)
  • REPLACED: Drip irrigation infrastructure (4 hectares have been replaced, 2 hectares are now funded. Replacement required after a major theft in 2013-14): Plastic piping, junctions, and taps (C$1500 per hectare) = $3000. MYRIAD THANKS to generous donors at our Spring 2017 film launch and screenings: the funding for irrigation is in place!


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