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.
How Much Does it Cost to Adopt a Garden and How are the Resources Used
Knowledgeable and skilled people are needed to make Slow Food’s 10,000 Gardens a reality, including young leaders who can motivate the local communities. The donation requested by Slow Food to support one garden (€900) is not only used to buy tools, wheelbarrows, watering cans and fencing but also to pay for the work and training of the African leaders who coordinate the communities.
A part of the donation is used for monitoring the gardens already realized, to strenghten the local network through exchanges between communities and events as well as to guarantee study grants for young people, to help them travel and meet other communities.
120 € contributes to the mapping work on territories to safeguard and promote local biodiversity.
Slow Food receives €180 (equal to 20%), which is necessary to cover the technical coordination costs of the project (providing the garden guidelines, identifying agronomists, creating teaching materials, enabling networking of the leaders of the various countries, and managing the exchange of information among the network of donors and African communities) to communication purposes and to evaluate the project’s results.
Details of the Costs
|Starting a new school or community food garden
(Compensation for local collaborators; buying tools; providing training on agroecology, biodiversity and local consumption)
|Maintenance of existing gardens and network strengthening
(Compensation for local collaborators; training meetings; knowledge exchanges between communities; organization of local events; participation in national and international events and educational, promotional and political initiatives; scholarships for young Africans)
|Safeguarding biodiversity and work on the African Ark of Taste
(Mapping in local areas to identify indigenous plant varieties, their inclusion in the international Ark of Taste catalog and promotion through various activities: in the food gardens, with schools, with chefs etc…)
|Coordination and communication
(Management of national and local garden coordinators; technical assistance from agricultural experts; distribution of educational material; communication of the project at a local and international level; analysis and evaluation of the results and impact of the project on local communities)