Ntshambili Community Gardens & Orchard Project

by St Ives Community Orchard & Nature Reserve in St Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Ntshambili Community Gardens & Orchard Project

Total raised £170

raised so far



To support a wonderful community in South Africa. Giving them much needed access to water, providing seedlings and fruit trees.

by St Ives Community Orchard & Nature Reserve in St Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Thank you

Hi and thank you so much for donating to Ntjambili Community Gardens. Not raised as much as we hoped but there's plenty of time to raise more for this ongoing project using other fundraising methods.  

With the £170 raised we're going to buy a 5000l water tank which costs £250 (using some additional donations) and will be connected to the creche roof gutters so there will be fresh drinking rainwater for them for starters. They are so excited and grateful to hear that we are ordering this soon. Presently they have to collect all their water from the river below and then boil it up before drinking so this will make a huge difference to them. 

Next year we are going to plan a Ntjambili Party in the orchard to raise more money and those of you who chose this as the reward will, of course, get a special invite.  

We've been told that they are currently cropping lots of vegetables from their community garden that were planted a few months ago and this is supporting their community hugely. 


We were sent these really cute photos of the young children at the creche who are moving on to the junior school. Lovely to see what an effort was made to make them feel special. A lady from the Department of Education brought the fancy outfits for them to wear for their graduation ceremony and each child received a farewell gift. 



Thank you so much again for your donation. 

Watch this space!



To anyone else wanting to donate, email [email protected], we'll email you our bank details and if you put 'reference' Ntshambili' the money will be used for this group only. 

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This project offered rewards

£5 or more

£5 donation

We'll blow you a kiss and do a happy dance.

£10 or more

£10 reward - Ntjambili Party in the orchard

You'll be invited to a Ntjambili celebration party in the orchard.

£10 or more

£10 donation - Orchard Tour

You'll be invited to a guided tour around St Ives Community Orchard. Find out about our different trees and edible plants, learn about our worm baths, our unusual beehives, our edible forest garden, the nature reserve & end off by enjoying a complimentary cup of our orchard cider or another drink of your choice at our bar.

£20 or more

£20 - a native woodland tree planted + gift card

We will dedicate a newly planted native tree in Penbeagle Nature Reserve in St Ives to you and post you a card with a 'What 3 Words' location of your tree.

£50 or more

£40 - Tree planted & Business promo

We will thank your business for supporting our project on our facebook page - with a link to your facebook page or website on the post plus put a thank you and link on our website on https://www.stivesorchard.co.uk/ntshambili-community-gardens/. Plus we will dedicate a native woodland tree in Penbeagle Nature Reserve in St Ives to you and post you a card with a 'What 3 Words' location of your tree.

£50 or more

£50 - Membership to Porthmeor Print workshop

A years free membership to the Porthmeor Print Workshop worth £65. Donated by Rachael Kantaris.

£65 or more

£65 Reward - Scarlet Wines

Half a case of delicious Scarlet wine donated by Gill Scott-Anderson

£80 or more

£80 Reward

A garden consultation / tidy by Chris Greene of http://www.chrisgreenegardendesign.co.uk/, an artist who designs and builds gardens in a very unique way; using ethically sustainable and environmentally friendly materials for each unique garden.

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