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We’ve been busy

I could definitely sleep for days – we’ve been hard to work making flags from the 32 participating 2010 world cup nations.  These flags have been made from “junk” fabric, bits and pieces, ribbon and other ends we could find. 

The flags will be sent to CANSA in George for them to use during their campaigns in the coming year.  Although it has been eye straining work, the flags have taken shape nicely and look spectacular.

We are needing donations of embroidery or iron-on-tranfers of roughly 8 coat of arms.  These coat of arms are very intricate and try as I did to find a solution, I could not get the designs to look like they should. 

Anyone who is able to help, please email us asap – happy recycling!
Hayleigh

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Our Pilot – School Veggie Garden!

Good News – We have some very good news today, our veggie garden proposal to Lukhanyo School in Amalinda Forrest, East London was approved and we had our first meeting this afternoon with the ladies from CANSA.

Here’s a short detail of what we hope to achieve and when we hope to have the items in place. 

Vision

Our vision for the Growing Green Gardens concept is to assist communities, schools, etc to establish sustainable vegetable and fruit gardens to supplement their regular meals.  We hope to educate the community about healthy food choices and provide access to fresh vegetables and fruit.  Environmental responsibility, recycling and environmental care will be incorporated to create a garden that will feed, nurture and heal many. 

Mission

Our mission for the project is to enable the community to continue producing and maintaining the garden without outside assistance.  We aim to educate the community in such a way that only will they be able to feed the children of the school, they will have sufficient produce to help community members afflicted with Cansa and HIV.

Implementation

Although Recycled Inc is driving the project forward, we are unable to complete our vision without the participation of Lukhanyo School, CANSA and the local community.  We have identified areas where we need assistance and support as well as how we plan to implement the project.

Project Time Line for Activities

We would like the staff and pupils to be part of the project from the start, thus we would only start with the “ground” work once school re-opens after June/July FIFA 2010 holidays.

 July 2010

  1. Identify ground to be used for the garden
  2. Source initial requirements to start with the general preparations in July
  3. Plan and schedule garden and planting times
  4. Develop education programme to supplement planting activities
  5. Develop education programme for recycling education
  6. Devise health and other information session plans to assist with co-ordination
  7. Erect garden boundary fences and gate
  8. Prepare soil with necessary compost, water, stakes and stepping stones
  9. Install rain water collection tanks with gutters

August 2010

  1. Start planting seasonal vegetables and fruit with educational programme

 

* Although every effort will be made to remain on schedule, as the nature of donations and sponsorship is erratic and economically dependent, we can only estimate the above-mentioned timeline. 

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What a Success!

 Letter from CANSA 31 May 2010

Our Garden Party fundraiser held on Saturday at the Kennaway Hotel was a success and we were delighted to receive a beautiful thank you letter, this morning from Michelle Goddard at CANSA. 

Our donated items and teddy bears raised a wopping R1279.00.  Thank you to all who supported us, who donated sweet treats and a very big thank you to my family and friend who put up with my constant emails, smses and general stressed moods!  An extra big thank you to Pete and his staff at the Kennaway Hotel for the use of their venue. 

 

I’ll post photos of our event tomorrow.  Not least, I must thank the Lord for giving me the ability to give back to those who need it.  I have been richly blessed and every day I try to remember those who need our out-reach projects and why I’m can’t sit still 🙂

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Garden Party Fundraiser!

Join our garden party in aid of CANSA East London

Garden Party Flyer

Date:  Saturday, 29th May 2010

Time:  11am to 13pm (Auction 12pm)

Venue: Kennaway Hotel, Quigney, East London

 Tickets are R30.00 per person – coffee/tea, muffin & biscuits on arrival.  Auction of donated Teddy Bears and other donations starts at 12pm.  Sweets, treats, tea and coffee on sale.

Arts and crafts on sale.  Bio-Baba nappy display.

Contact: Hayleigh @ Recycled Inc

Cell:  083 263 0419

Blog:  www.recycledinc.wordpress.com

Email:  recycledinc@gmail.com

 

Please note the change of venue!!!

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