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 The

    iGardi 

       Club   

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South African's Leading Food Gardening School Program

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Every School Should have a Food Garden

We believe that food gardens should form part of every schools' curriculum.

Understanding where our food comes from is the corner-stone of self-sufficiency,

and learning how to grow our own food is vital to life.

Not to mention incredibly beneficiary to our environment and planet! 

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IMMERSIVE FOOD GARDEN EDUCATION 
The 5 Principals of the iGardi Club 

 
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CULTIVATE

Creating Beautiful Thriving Food Gardens in All Schools 

The foundation of the iGardi Club is creating the garden, and the 'iGardiologists' do this every step of the way. Every term of new learners, increases and expands the gardens scale, beauty and harvest. 

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EDUCATE

School Syllabus Connected Learning

Every term there are 9 eco-lessons of immersive learning.

Learners only need to be part of the iGardi Club for 1 term. 

All eco-lessons are matched to the age-group.

The 9 Eco-lessons are: 

  1. Welcoming 

  2. Preparation & Preserving of the soil 

  3. Plant Systems, Seasons & Crop Rotation

  4. All things seeds, and how to plant effectively 

  5. Bug Buddies and Pesky Pests - Managing your environment naturally

  6. Managing our waste - what is a composting

  7. A field trip to an inspiring Urban Garden

  8. A Harvest Festival and Seed Drying 

  9. Certificate Ceremony and joining the iGardi Community 

INTRODUCTION  

Taking the first steps to becoming an 'iGardiologist' 

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PREPARING

THE SOIL 

Digging and layering the soil to prepare it for healthy vegetables 

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WELCOME TO THE IGARDI CLUB 

These are the  first steps in becoming an 'iGardiologist' 

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SEASONS 
PLANT FAMILIES
CROP ROTATION

Understanding when & where

we plant our plants

and why 

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PLANTING 

SEEDS 

Learning how to plant seeds effectively for big harvests

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FIELD

TRIP

Exploring Cape Town's

inspiring Urban Gardens 

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BUG BUDDIES

& PESKY PESTS

Who are our food garden

friends &  foes? 

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WASTE

MANAGEMENT

Learning to use all our waste

in an eco-friendly way 

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HARVESTING

Picking the fruits & veggies

of our labour, and

drying seeds for next season

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CERTIFICATES

Graduating as an official 'iGardiologist' and joining the iGardi Community 

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NOURISH

Crucial Nutrients for a Balanced Diet 

All harvests feed the learners with the most nutrient-dense vegetables to ensure that their meals are balanced and nutritious. 

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CONSERVE

Serve the People

Save the Planet

Our Pledge to the Planet:

  • No Chemical Pesticides

  • No Chemical Fertilizer

  • No Tilling 

  • Crop Rotation

  • Soil Preservation

  • New Trees in all gardens

  • Spekboom in all gardens 

  • Biodiversity in all gardens

  • No Single-Use Plastic 

 
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ACTIVATE

Creating Community

Through the iGardi Club, we aim to foster the love of food gardening, mitigating any stigmas or negative associations. After the program, all our 'iGardiologists' will join a community of iGardi Members, start gardens in their communities and homes, and continue to share and learn together

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Where flowers bloom, so does hope

Lady Bird Johnson

 
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DONATE to an 'iGardiologist' in a marginalized community

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NOMINATE 

your school

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APPLY to be

an iGardi Club Coach 

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iGardi Club Schools

Our aim to is reach as many schools as possible

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THEMBANI PRIMARY 

Langa, Cape Town

iGardiologists at work in Langa.

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To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow 

Audrey Hepburn 

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