South African's Leading Food Gardening School Program
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!
IMMERSIVE FOOD GARDEN EDUCATION
The 5 Principals of the iGardi Club
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.
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:
Preparation & Preserving of the soil
Plant Systems, Seasons & Crop Rotation
All things seeds, and how to plant effectively
Bug Buddies and Pesky Pests - Managing your environment naturally
Managing our waste - what is a composting
A field trip to an inspiring Urban Garden
A Harvest Festival and Seed Drying
Certificate Ceremony and joining the iGardi Community
Taking the first steps to becoming an 'iGardiologist'
Digging and layering the soil to prepare it for healthy vegetables
WELCOME TO THE IGARDI CLUB
These are the first steps in becoming an 'iGardiologist'
Understanding when & where
we plant our plants
Learning how to plant seeds effectively for big harvests
Exploring Cape Town's
inspiring Urban Gardens
& PESKY PESTS
Who are our food garden
friends & foes?
Learning to use all our waste
in an eco-friendly way
Picking the fruits & veggies
of our labour, and
drying seeds for next season
Graduating as an official 'iGardiologist' and joining the iGardi Community
Serve the People
Save the Planet
Our Pledge to the Planet:
No Chemical Pesticides
No Chemical Fertilizer
New Trees in all gardens
Spekboom in all gardens
Biodiversity in all gardens
No Single-Use Plastic
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
Where flowers bloom, so does hope
Lady Bird Johnson
To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow