The EduPlant School Gardening and Nutrition Competition

EduPlant focuses on schools, learners, and their surrounding communities. It develops school-linked food security clusters in under-resourced communities and townships. In partnership with Tiger Brands and Woolworths, EduPlant took the culmination of the 2 year cycle online to host a virtual competition in 2020. Participating schools were encouraged to enter online by submitting a video of their school food garden, as well as photos showcasing how the garden contributes to the school feeding scheme. 42 schools have been selected as finalists in this year’s competition. There is a total of R300,000 worth of prizes to be won. Winners will be announced at the end of October 2020.

The categories are:

Emerging – first time EduPlant schools

Experienced – schools that may have entered the competition before and won a previous category.

Mentoring – schools with advanced permaculture knowledge which have won awards in previous competitions and are now mentoring other schools and communities in their vicinity.

Most Improved School – awarded to the school who improves the most in the Experienced category.

Fan Favourite – as voted for by social media engagement.

Provincial Winners – best school from each province.

Participating Schools in South Africa

Eastern CapeCategory
George Dickerson Primary SchoolEmerging
Hlatikulu Senior Primary SchoolEmerging
Charles Duna Primary SchoolExperienced
Jamangile Senior Secondary SchoolExperienced
Mabandla Primary SchoolExperienced
Seyisi Primary SchoolMentoring
Free StateCategory
Qwabi Primary SchoolEmerging
Tabola Primary SchoolEmerging
Gelukwaarts Farm SchoolExperienced
Dilopye Middle SchoolEmerging
Ikaneng Primary SchoolEmerging
Molefe Mooke Primary SchoolEmerging
Phelang Learners with Special
Education Needs School
Philip Kushlick SchoolEmerging
Dimakatso Primary SchoolExperienced
Elizabeth Matsemela Secondary SchoolExperienced
Kings Harvest AcademyEmerging
Sizakancane Primary SchoolEmerging
Woodhurst Primary School Emerging
Kwa-Ngubeni Primary SchoolExperienced
Shea O’Connor Combined SchoolExperienced
Nobanda Primary SchoolMentoring
Maroboni Primary SchoolEmerging
Mmakau Primary SchoolEmerging
Tinghitsi Primary School Emerging
Leubaneng Primary SchoolExperienced
Konanani Primary SchoolMentoring
Mthayiza Primary SchoolEmerging
Sandzile Primary SchoolEmerging
Sesete Primary SchoolEmerging
Khulamshika Primary SchoolExperienced
Senianya Primary SchoolExperienced
North WestCategory
Kanana Primary SchoolEmerging
Khothalo Primary SchoolEmerging
Mokaila Primary School Emerging
Edisang Primary SchoolExperienced
Northern CapeCategory
Laerskool WilgenhoutsdriftEmerging
Western CapeCategory
Bet-el School for EpilepticiEmerging
Blackheath Primary SchoolEmerging
Yomelela Primary SchoolEmerging
Eden School for Learners with Special Education NeedsExperienced
Kenmere Primary SchoolExperienced
The Gardener