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 (€250) but also to pay for the work and training of the people who coordinate the community (€200), to guarantee study grants for young people (€100), to help them travel and meet other communities (€100). It is also used to translate and print educational material into African languages (€50).
Slow Food receives €200 (equal to 22.2%), 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).
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: in British Pounds or US Dollars. Of course, you can also make a donation of smaller amount.
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