"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
~ Nelson Mandela
ABOUT THE MOVEMENT
The Growing Hope Movement was born out of the civil and social unrest that took place in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa in July 2021. It becameclear that food insecurity is a national security risk. Planting food gardens is a peacebuilding initiative and a courageous act.
Growing Hope aims to seed sustainable food gardens all over South Africa, so that children, schools, communities, and families can reconnect with the earth and be inspired to grow their own food. Education is a key factor in this process of learning self-reliance and building entrepreneurship skills are important for self sovereignty.
Mission 2022 is the first step of a multi-year project to initiate food gardens in South Africa in 2022.
This is a Brave Initiative administered by Grow Brave PTY LTD. This is a social enterprise (social entrepreneurship venture) not an NPO. Growing Hope and Grow Brave was founded by marketing consultant and creator, Jacqueline du Plessis.
Project Management & Marketing Services
Grow Brave PTY LTD works with local and community partners who make sure each permaculture class and garden is initiated in each school chosen for Growing Hope: Mission 2022 and provides marketing services for sponsors in return.