The hydroponic systems and the simple methodology amazes both adults and youngsters alike. We were inspired by the interest shown by everybody that has had the opportunity to see how this technology can grow, feed and sustain a family with so much edible plants from such a compact system.
We are all aware that conventional plants need hundreds if not thousands of litres of water to reach maturity, most of which is lost to the ground or evaporated on the surface. Our systems are closed and only the water the plant needs and consumes are used while the rest is constantly circulated.
If we want to ensure food security into the future in a water scarce country then the best place to inspire our youth is in a school environment, after all it is our next generation that will be our farmers and providers in the near future.
After the successful implementation of a pilot system at Factreton Primary School in Kensington, the Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape has approved and endorsed the use of our systems in schools. We have put together various proposals/offerings for you to consider and select based on your school’s needs.
We have custom built a combination of Horizontal as well as a Vertical Hydroponic Systems that will be supplied from a larger automatic self filling water tank. Students will be able to produce from herbs, salad leaves, flowers to taller vine type plants like tomatoes, green peppers, chillies etc. all in the two growing systems supplied.
All we require from the school is a suitable place to install, an electrical power point and an unused tap. Urban Organics™ will install, train, do all the initial planting and hand over a turnkey system to a Master-in-Charge and/or a group of responsible students. There is thus almost zero cost to the school save for some water and minimal electricity for the economical pump.
We will offer ongoing advice and help and maintain the system to ensure it is 100% operational and even supply all the nutrient to the school for as long as the corporate elects to sponsor that school. Urban Organics™ will maintain and replace any defective part to ensure it is always in perfect working order, we cannot however cover for malicious damage and or theft.
What’s in it for us?
Besides a passion to share the knowledge, we will target the parents of schools who have witnessed the programme and see value in it to purchase a domestic installation via the school that will in turn receive an incentive from Urban Organics™ towards their school fund raising.
Urban Organics has a number of options to equip schools with a Saffron “full house” hydroponic system. The System includes a Rain Water Harvesting Canopy, Automatic Filler, Initial set up, Plants and Training.
1. Outright Purchase of system
R 11 400 inclusive of VAT.
Optional R 1 140 inclusive Vat for maintenance, nutrient and full upkeep (inclusive of VAT).
2. Rental of system:
R 1 500 inclusive Vat per month (inclusive of VAT).
No ownership, unit stays at school as long as rental is paid.
No contract, month to month only.
3. Sponsored by Corporate or Parent body
4. Fundraiser opportunity
Full Saffron system for school R11 400 inclusive of Vat.
Magnolia system as a raffle ticket prize R2 795 inclusive Vat.
Each booklet contains 10x tickets of R5 value.
R5 x 10 tickets x 500 books = R25 000
|R25 000||Proceeds of ticket sales|
|Less R11 400||Price of Saffron for schools|
|Less R2 795||Price of Magnolia as raffle|
|Less R4 805||Price for printing of 500x raffle ticket books|
|Bal||R6 000 Funds for school|
School Fundraising Programme
As an additional fundraising opportunity, we can then offer to print order forms for the school which can be handed out to learners to take home and have parents sign and send back to place the orders. All orders will be handed over to us for processing and a 10% commission will be paid to the school.
5. Fundraiser opportunity: 1500 Learners
Order forms will be printed and provided to the school at zero cost. The school will hand these out to all learners to take home and return them filled out if an order would like to be placed. A period can be allocated and on a specific date all orders placed will be handed over to Urban Organics to process. Using our most popular home system the “Magnolia” which retails at R2795 inclusive. Vat the following scenario can be observed.
X50 orders placed x R2795
= R139 750
R139 750 x 10% = R13 975 additional funds generated
*Zero Cost to School
6. Apply For Funding
Apply to fund the project setup with the Department of Agriculture if you are located in the Western Cape. Enquire below for more information.