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About Us

Sean Hide started Hens Idea in 2008 by launching the Grow A Tree starter pack. A few months past, and schools approached him to create a lesson around growing a tree seed. In 2009, Brooklyn primary was the first school and he has since been to more than 80+ schools encouraging more than 60 000 kids to grow indigenous tree seeds.

​Current seed bank
Wild olive; Olea europaea (africana)
Tree wisteria; bolusanthus speciosus
Buffalo thorn; Ziziphus mucronata
Monkey thorn; Acacia galpinii
Baobab; Adansonia digitata
Wild olive; Olea europaea (africana)
Tree wisteria; bolusanthus speciosus
Buffalo thorn; Ziziphus mucronata
Monkey thorn; Acacia galpinii
Baobab; Adansonia digitata
Events & school activities
Dates to remember

South Africa’s calendar is full of special days and weeks, here are a few up and coming:

 

1st – 7th Sept     National arbor week

16th Sept            World Ozone Day

19th Sept            Coastal Clean-Up Day

22nd Sept           World Rhino Day

3rd Oct                World Habitat Day

10th – 15th Oct  National Marine Week

21st Nov             World Fisheries Day

Sign up your school today so that Grow Group can motivate kids to grow indigenous tree seeds.

 

Each child will receive a grow kit to take home, which encourages your kids to grow trees for years to come. The lesson begins with growing a tree seed, soon after 9 months of patience, persistence and participation; the child plants their baby tree in the ground. To top it off, we ask you to send us the trees co-ordinates. This is how you can become part of the million-tree campaign! Its Grow Groups plan to save Earth.

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