10,000 Gardens in Africa

Sow seeds for the future…

In 2016 we reached our goal of creating more than 2,000 food gardens in Africa. Located in schools, cities and villages, the gardens are enabling communities to choose what they grow, eat and sell; supporting local economies; saving Africa’s extraordinary biodiversity; promoting traditional knowledge and food cultures; and allowing us to create a continent-wide network of young people who want to change the future of agriculture in Africa.

But we’re not stopping there: our goal is to create still more gardens, catalogue products at risk of extinction, create Presidia and Earth Markets to help African farmers, herders and fishers, organize educational activities in schools and strengthen local food culture.

The costs of creating a garden is approximately 900 euro:

  • Construction and strengthening of the Slow Food African network € 200
  • Creation of a garden € 250
  • Travel € 100
  • Study € 100
  • Printing and distribution of educational and communication material € 50
  • General coordination of the project € 200