Plant a Garden!
Bring your team, class or group out to plant a fynbos garden and help preserve the Cape’s natural heritage!
The Cape Floral Kingdom boasts more biodiversity per square kilometre than the Amazon Rainforest.
But, as cities and farmlands expand, this unique ecosystem and the natural assets it provides are increasingly threatened. By incorporating fynbos into urban landscapes, we can uphold biodiversity and ecosystem services for the greater urban area while increasing the ecological linkages between natural spaces.
Help Plant a Fynbos Garden
As part of our Fynbos for the Future programme, Greenpop is working with 15 under-resourced schools to plant water-wise Fynbos gardens. These gardens will have many benefits including:
- Helping to reconnect urban biodiversity corridors
- Instilling a love of nature in learners
- Creating empowered environmental stewards
- Promoting water-wise practices
- Encouraging active community engagement
Join us, we’ll pair your team up with one of our schools, and hand-in-hand with local children and volunteers, you’ll get active for the planet… and have fun doing it!
BOS and Billabong planting day at Pelican Park High School.
Keen? Here are all the important details:
In order to run a memorable and impactful engagement day for your group, Greenpop requires a donation towards our Fynbos for the Future Programme.
The donation fee for sponsoring a community greening day is R20 000. This donation goes towards preparation work with the sites, expert facilitation of the day, plants and trees, tools and materials needed, light snacks for your group and the school group. The fee also covers our ongoing relationship with the site including continuous education, maintenance, monitoring and evaluation.
You can find more information on the development of our adapted Urban Greening Programme here.
Please contact us for more information on contributing towards and getting involved in our Fynbos for the Future Programme.
If you sponsor and join us for a Fynbos garden planting day, your day will look something like the programme below (subject to adaptations):
- 9:00 – 9:30: Arrive at the site and introductions to school students
- 9:30 – 10:45: Environmental games and activities in groups
- 10:45 – 11:00: Short break
- 11:00 – 12:45: Garden planting and building
- 12:45 – 13:00: Group photos & goodbyes
- 13:00: Departure
The Greenpop Foundation is a registered non-profit (NPO) and public benefit organisation (PBO) that issues donation receipts and a Section 18A Certificate at the end of the tax year to be used in your tax returns. Please see our Section 18A terms and conditions here.
- SARS PBO Number: 930050622
- Social Development NPO Number: 151-411 NPO
Greenpop is verified as a Socio Economic Development Beneficiary with contribution recognition of 100%. A company can thus claim the full value of their contributions to Socio-Economic Development (SED) spend for funding our Urban Greening Programme.
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What our beneficiaries are saying…
“This is a great learning experience for the children. They will learn something today that they will never forget; it is the lessons outside the classroom that stay with you. The children will leave a legacy at this school that they will tell their friends and children about.”
JEROME AMERICA, VICE-PRINCIPAL, THE HAGUE PRIMARY
What our donors are saying…
“Thanks for an informative, interactive and meaningful experience! And for the great connections made… Something both the youngsters and adults will remember!”
TSHIAMO, EMERGENT ENERGY
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of people I can bring on my community greening day?
There is no minimum number. Please contact us for more information.
What is the maximum number of people I can bring on my community greening day?
We can generally accommodate a maximum of 30 people at one site. However, if you have a larger group we would be happy to organise fynbos planting days at multiple sites.
Can I select a location for my fynbos planting day?
Our team uses careful discretion when choosing the sites where we work so, unfortunately, we cannot always accept requests for fynbos planting days to take place at specific sites. However, if you have a particular under-greened neighbourhood in mind for your planting day, please do let us know and we will do our best pair you up with one of our sites in that area. If you would like to suggest a specific school or community space to be added to our programme you can do so here.
How far in advance should I book my fynbos planting day?
The Greenpop team requires at least 2 weeks to plan a fynbos planting day (ideally more where possible). Please keep this in mind when selecting your ideal date.
How is the local community engaged during a fynbos planting day?
During our fynbos planting days, we try to ensure that there is an equal number of volunteers and local community members in attendance. This ensures that there is an opportunity for meaningful engagement from both sides throughout the day.
What does my donation fund?
The donation fee for sponsoring a community greening day is R20 000. This donation goes towards preparation work with the sites, expert facilitation of the day, plants and trees, tools and materials needed, light snacks for your group and the school group. The fee also covers our ongoing relationship with the site including continuous education, maintenance, monitoring and evaluation. Please contact us for more information on contributing towards and getting involved in the Urban Greening Programme.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. Greenpop Foundation is a non-profit (NPO) and public benefit organisation (PBO) that can issue a Section 18A certificate at the end of the tax year to be used in your tax returns. Please see our Section 18A terms and conditions here.
Greenpop Foundation NPC is a registered non-profit organisation. Registration Number (NPO): 151-411 NPO.