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News & Events

Team Shoegarden drive from Cambridge to Timbuctu for GardenAfrica!

Good luck to the team from Shoegarden who are taking on the Dakar Challenge and driving through Europe, North Africa and across the Sahara. The funds they raise through sponsorship will go to GardenAfrica so please join us in wishing them well.  You can find out more and sponsor the team by clicking here.


GardenAfrica's 2011 Radio 4 Appeal


BBC Gardener's World's Carol Klein enthusiastically agreed to present our BBC Radio 4 Appeal. Our hands on, no-nonsense approach appealed to this incredible  woman, for whom a passion for plants and the people who grow them, along with a keen sense of justice, is a driving force.

If you missed it, you can 'listen again' via the Radio 4 website by clicking here.

View the Swazi Gardeners Photo Story below.





The project decribed in the appeal is the result of a fruitful collaboration between GardenAfrica and its Swazi partners - Vusumnotfo and Guba. Together, we remain immensely proud of this project and its participants, and appreciate the opportunity to share their story with you. You can read more about it here.

With your support, more people like this will receive training which will enable them and their families to become food secure, and confident in managing their natural resources for a more sustainable future. 

Recent and forthcoming events
Brighton Marathon


Thank to our fantastic runners who did the Brighton Marathon for us in 2012. If you have a place in the Brighton Marathn in 2013 and and would like to  run for us, please get in touch joanne@gardenafrica.org.uk.

Click here to find out more about the Brighton Marathon




An African Evening at the University Botanic Garden, Bristol
In June the wine, food, flavours and aromas of Africa came to the University Botanic Garden in Bristol for an evening of wine-tasting, tours, cookery demonstrations and beautifully prepared African food.

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Newsletter from UK Darwin Initiative featuring GardenAfrica
GardenAfrica partner the UK Darwin Initiative discusses The Umthathi Africulture Project, whose specific focus is the protection of the biodiversity of South Africa’s Thicket Biome. The impact of the fragility of this biome on local healthcare and related livelihoods, upon which over 85% of the local population depend, are significant.

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Sussex Charity Short listed for The Observer Ethical Awards
GardenAfrica, the East Sussex based charity that trains communities in Southern Africa to create gardens and grow their own plants for food, medicine and income, is pleased to announce that they have been short listed in the Conservation category for the Observer Ethical Awards 2009. The Awards will be announced at an awards ceremony on 3rd June at the Roof Gardens, Kensington.

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Garden Party Fundraiser in Fiddleston Wood, Burton
Our amazing supporters in Chester raised almost £2,000 for GardenAfrica by organising a garden party on a sunny day in May.

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GardenAfrica Bhundu Boys
Not yet released, this is currently the only place that you can hear this track. The more plays it gets here, the more we can convince them to release it - with proceeds going to GardenAfrica projects.


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