Greenpop - Fynbos for the Future

ABOUT THE PROJECT 

VISION:
To inspire a green urban future, where biodiversity is accessible, valued and protected by an active, engaged and inspired citizenry through community-oriented urban nature conservation.

PROJECT OVERVIEW: 
The core objective of Fynbos for the Future is to provide interactive fynbos learning spaces in under-greened schools and implement a 3-year programme engaging students and communities in the effective management and conservation of fynbos. With access to fynbos, we aim to inspire active citizenry and connect communities to their natural heritage.

PROJECT OUTCOMES:
- Plant fynbos biodiversity gardens
- Increase urban ecosystems services
- Reconnect urban biodiversity corridors
- Instil a love for nature in learners
- Create empowered environmental stewards
- Promote water-wise practices
- Encourage active community engagement

In addition, the installation of fynbos gardens will provide numerous ecological benefits and contribute to the rehabilitation of the Cape's fragile ecosystem. Planting indigenous modular gardens will: help stabilise the soil and limit erosion; provide habitat to a wide variety of native fauna; increase biodiversity and thus resilience to environmental changes; provide habitat for pollinators, thus securing our food resources; act as air and water filtration; and cool the soil temperature and improve transpiration.

PROBLEM STATEMENT:
The compounding effects of urbanisation on biodiversity as well as the inaccessibility of green spaces and their associated ecosystem services has motivated Greenpop to expand its Urban Greening Programme to include the conservation of fynbos and other indigenous flora in Cape Town.

This city is at the centre of the Fynbos Biome which is known for being exceptionally rich in floral biodiversity and exhibiting a high degree of endemism. However, in Cape Town, the biome has become highly fragmented and many unique species - plant and animal alike - are currently critically endangered.

As urban areas and farmlands expand, this unique ecosystem and the natural assets it provides are increasingly threatened. While several fynbos rehabilitation projects are being carried out in Cape Town, these tend to be disconnected from one another and do not focus on providing tangible links to local communities.

By incorporating fynbos into urban landscapes, we can uphold biodiversity and ecosystem services for the greater urban area while increasing the ecological linkages between natural spaces. Fynbos for the Future seeks to not only reconnect biodiversity corridors through coordinated site efforts but to reconnect the public, especially youth living in marginalised communities, with their natural heritage.

Read more about the project here

GET INVOLVED
Would you like to get involved physically? Bring your team from work on a Community Give Back Day, get your hands dirty at a deserving school, and help preserve our natural heritage! Email carla@greenpop.org to book a day

ABOUT GREENPOP
At Greenpop, we envision a world where green spaces and green living are POPular and accessible to everyone. We’re on a mission to plant trees, green communities and empower environmental stewards across southern Africa.

We work to restore ecosystems and empower environmental stewards through reforestation, urban greening, sustainable development, and environmental art projects across Sub- Saharan Africa.

Greenpop Foundation NPC is a registered non-profit organisation and can issue a donation receipt for your tax deduction at the end of the tax year.

Registration Number (NPO): 151-411 NPO

Public Benefit Organisation Number: 930050622

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    12 November

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    29 October 2018

    R250
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