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Support a Garden in Africa


To support the African food gardens, you can send us a donation by:


bank transfer
C/A payable to The Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity
Banca Sella - via Giuseppe Verdi 15, 12042 Bra (Italy)
IBAN: IT75 F 03268 46040 052878155042
SWIFT : SELBIT2BXXX


online - click here


When your donation is received, the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity will send you a receipt. Download the Garden Donation Form here to provide us with the details for this receipt.


With a donation of 900 € you can adopt a garden and twin with one of the communities involved in the project. The costs for setting up one garden are detailed here. Of course, you can also make a donation of smaller amount.


FAQs

Why adopt a garden?
How much does it cost to adopt a garden?
Is it possible to make the donation in installments?
Why do I need to fill out the Garden Donation Form?
Can we choose which African country our garden will be located in?
Is it possible to know the name of our garden prior to making the donation?
Will it be possible to stay in contact with our garden community?
Where can I find the Thousand Gardens in Africa project logo and other communication materials?



Why adopt a garden?
Adopting a garden means you are supporting A Thousand Gardens in Africa in a very significant way - providing the resources to launch one garden project that will provide a community with a vital source of healthy food and an example of local, sustainable agriculture for farmers and householders to learn from. You will be providing training for young people and farmers and recovering traditional knowledge; the purchase of necessary materials; and opportunities for exchanges between the communities.
Adopting a garden will also give you a unique chance to start a relationship with an African community, following their progress and getting to know their situation, challenges and successes.


How much does it cost to adopt a garden?
The cost of adopting one of the African garden projects is 900 euro. This covers the purchase of materials, training for a local team and on-site project coordination, distribution of educational materials and organizing opportunities for exchange among projects. It also includes a contribution towards scholarships for African students to study at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy. You can view a costing sheet here.
Of course you may wish to make a donation of a lesser amount, in which your name will be listed among project supporters on the website, but not assigned a specific garden.

Is it possible to make the donation in installments?
If you intend to adopt a garden but you haven't yet raised 900 euro, you can send the first part of the contribution and then make a second installment once you have it. Your convivium will not be officially paired with a garden until the full 900 euro is received.
Why do I need to fill out the Garden Donation Form?
At the moment of making your donation, you are required to complete this simple form in order that we can collect your contact details and the data necessary to prepare your receipt, which may be used for tax-deduction purposes. The Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity cannot assume responsibility for the validity of tax-deductions outside of Italy.
Can we choose which African country our garden will be located in?
You are welcome to let us know if you have a preference for a particular country, and we will try to meet your request. The gardens are allocated according to the order of the donations received and the number of gardens being launched in each nation at that time. View the updated map of the countries involved.
Is it possible to know the name of our garden prior to making the donation?
Due to the project timeline, gardens will be allocated among the ‘adopters' starting from September 2011. The process of pairing convivia/supporters with gardens will begin with those who made the earliest contributions. If you require more information about your garden for fundraising purposes, we can provide you with a country on request.

Will it be possible to stay in contact with our garden community?
Yes, you may get in contact with your garden's coordinator in order to establish a closer relationship and follow their work. You should keep in mind that communication difficulties (access to internet, digital cameras, information support etc) are experienced in many African communities.

Where can I find the Thousand Gardens in Africa project logo and other communication materials?
You can request the logo by emailing ortiafrica@terramadre.org. Each request will be considered within a few days nd we ask you to send materials where the logo has been used to be checked before printing or publication.
The Slow Food Foundation website has a whole section on A Thousand Gardens in Africa, including a map and description of each garden; the gardening manual developed by the project leaders download here; and an archive of the monthly newsletter, which you may wish to send onto your members/supporters.

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For further information:
ortiafrica@terramadre.org

   
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