A Call 2 Care project with the vision of battling climate change, reducing carbon footprint and greening & educating communities. You can easily purchase your own Spekboom or donate one to be planted through the Spekboom for Climate Change project. When doing so, you are helping a Call 2 Care beneficiary generate an income, greening a community and reducing your carbon footprint.
Generate income and create employment opportunities in underserved communities
Partner with corporates to assist with carbon offsetting
Green communities across South Africa while respecting biodiversity
Allow for easy purchasing and donation of multiple products related to Spekboom
Educate the world on the power of Spekboom
Kilograms of carbon offset this year
People provided with information on Spekboom
Indigenous Gardens created
Call 2 Care beneficiaries propagating Spekboom
Spekboom Tubes sold
How To Get Involved?
Gift a Spekboom
Purchase a Spekboom cutting in a beautiful biodegradable tube, ready to be gifted or planted – perfect for corporate gifting or special occasions.
Give the gift that helps Mother Earth!
Donate a plant to our team
Donations to Spekboom for Climate Change will be used to plant a Spekboom in a community in need
Host a team event
Gather your team together to plant Spekboom in an underserved community. This is a great team building activity which also gives back to the community and environment!
Bantry Bay Urban Greening | 22 May 2022
As the clouds loomed over the ocean and up to Lion's Head, spirits were still sky high as we prepared to start our first ever Urban Greening Project, on International Day of Biological Diversity, 22 May 2022.
Gathered in the Queens Beach Parking lot, with piping hot coffee and pancakes from Coffee Jess & fresh juices and smoothies from Nourish'd we set up to plant the vacant flower bed.
The support from the local community, with friends family and kiddies in tow was amazing! We sold and planted all 90 plots to create a magical 176m² indigenous garden, filled with our favourite super plant Spekboom, wild garlic, an array of water wise succulents, African daisies, Vygies and Agapanthus which we can't wait to see in their full blue bloom!
Of course none of this would have been possible without our incredible partner Pam Golding Properties and all our sponsors Arboreta Nurseries, Reliance Compost, Leafy Space, Go Sublimation, Growing Paper and Store & More!
Keep an eye out to see where we'll green next!
View the our blog for updates on the Spekboom for Climate Change project.
BENEFITS OF SPEKBOOM
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At Spekboom for Climate Change, we support local and all our Spekboom is grown locally, at our local iGardi Project gardens, to provide Call 2 Care Community Partners with another way of generating income. Spekboom propagation is currently taking place in the Sebenza Gogos Garden in Gugulethu, an iGardi Project Community Garden that was kickstarted by Call 2 Care on Mandela Day 2019.
The Gogos Garden is an all-female run elderly garden in Gugulethu, which provides the neighbouring ECD with fresh nutritious vegetables, and the "Gogo's" sell the rest towards their livelihoods and create a circular economy in the garden.
Once the Spekboom is propagated, the Gogos will sell it to us at Call 2 Care, where we distribute it to you or donate it to a community that needs urban greening. All donated Spekboom will be donated to Thembani Primary School, an under-resourced school in Langa. Once we have reached our Spekboom quota for Thembani we will then move onto Unakho Children's Home in Barcelona - a community in Gugulethu that is built on a landfill.
Let's help green South Africa, improve lives through a circular economy and stop climate change together! Be a part of the Spekboom movement!