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Celebrate World Soil Day at Soil for Life 5 December 2015

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Celebrate World Soil Day at Soil for Life 5 December 2015
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What: Open Garden in Celebration of World Soil Day
Where: Soil for Life, Brounger Road, off Spaanschemaat River
Road, Constantia, Cape Town
When: 9am to 4pm, Saturday 5 December 2015
Cost: R10 per person
Contact person: Sarah Beckett
Contact details: 021 794 4982 / info@soilforlife.co.za
Web: www.soilforlife.co.za
Facebook: www.facebook.com/soilforlife
Twitter: @soilforlife
Hashtag: #soilforlife
Celebrate World Soil Day on 5 December 2015 at Soil for Life’s
beautiful organic gardens in Constantia, Cape Town. Open
from 9am to 4pm this working garden is an ideal environment
to experience the abundance of a healthy soil. Watch
demonstrations, tour the gardens and buy books, equipment,
vegetables and rich, living compost. Be inspired by how this
pioneering non-profit uses waste and everyday items to build
a beautiful, productive garden.
Soil for Life’s mission is to teach people how to grow nutritious
food at their homes, using low-cost, earth-friendly methods.
They believe that everyone has the potential to grow healthy
food, whether they live in a leafy suburb or an impoverished
township. They run regular courses at their training centre
in Constantia as well as teaching individual home food
gardeners in resource-poor communities. To date Soil for
Life has helped more than 1,600 people create home food
gardens at their homes in Delft, Khayelitsha, Philippi and other
areas on the Cape Flats.
All profits from Soil for Life’s Open Garden is ploughed back
into their development work, to help provide the training and
tools that enable families to grow their own food.
Soil for Life’s gardens and training centre is situated just off
Brounger Road, (off Spaanschemaat River Road), Constantia,
Cape Town (behind the Constantia Waldorf School and
Peddlars). Entry to the garden is R10 per person.
For further information visit www.soilforlife.co.za or contact
Sarah on 021 794 4982 / info@soilforlife.co.za.
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SIX SOIL FACTS FOR WORLD SOIL DAY
(Courtesy of the United Nations FAO)
• Healthy soils are the basis for healthy food production.
• Soils are the foundation for vegetation which is cultivated or
managed for feed, fibre, fuel and medicinal products.
• Soils support our planet’s biodiversity and they host a quarter
of the total.
• Soils help to combat and adapt to climate change by
playing a key role in the carbon cycle.
• Soils store and filter water, improving our resilience to floods
and droughts.
• Soil is a non-renewable resource; its preservation is essential
for food security and our sustainable future.

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