Giving Back

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At Leafy Greens, we’re generous souls who like to share the gifts we receive from nature, whether it’s lemons or wisdom. And we won’t charge you a cent!

At Leafy Greens, we believe that eating well needn’t cost the earth. That’s why we use only the finest seasonal ingredients for our plant-based recipes. We work with nature, not against it, and you can taste the results in every mouthful.

We also believe in sharing our philosophy and ideas as widely as possible, which is why we're making 10 pages from the inspirational Leafy Greens recipe book a free download (available soon). We also hold regular one-day sales in the Leafy Greens Shop off selected products.

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When life gives you lemons

Our lemon trees look like they’ll be giving us a bumper harvest this year, and we can’t wait to share the power of sour with you! During the month of June, spend over R800 in the Leafy Greens Restaurant or Shop and receive a free 1kg bag of organic lemons from our citrus orchard. Yes, this is life giving you lemons – enjoy!

To take advantage of this special offer, post your favourite lemon recipe, image or quote to social media using the hashtag #LeafyGreensLemons. Show us your post on your phone when you come in and claim your free bag of sunshine!

Lemons from our tree

At Leafy Greens, we’re constantly delighted by the generosity of Nature.The earth’s bounty is at the heart of everything we do, and we consider ourselves blessed with so much abundance. From time to time we’re able to give away some of the surplus produce from our incredibly fertile veggie gardens - by letting our friends have some of our leafy greens for free, we hope to encourage people to do good and eat well. The only condition is that you must please bring reusable bags!


WAYS TO HELP THE #KNYSNAFIRE FAMILIES

It’s been amazing to see how everyone has rallied around to help our fellow South Africans caught up in the awful events in Knysna. As well as bringing your donations to Leafy Greens (see above), here are some other great ways you can give a little to people who have lost a lot:

IHEARTKNYSNA FUNDRAISING CONCERT

ON 25th June, some of SA’s top musical acts will be performing a special concert at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria to raise funds to buy much needed emergency supplies.Enjoy the sounds of some of SA’s top bands and singer-songwriters - and do your bit to help at the same time. Confirmed acts include: GOODLUCK, Majozi, Rubber Duc, Jo Black, Roan van As, Dawie de Jager - and there will be special guest performances as well. Gates open at 10h30 for 12h00 and tickets are available from just R80. You can get yours here.

BACK MISS SOUTH AFRICA’S BACK A BUDDY APPEAL

Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters grew up in Sedgefield on the Garden Route, so this is a cause that’s very close to her heart. With the help of hundreds of ordinary South Africans, Demi-Leigh’s appeal has already raised over half its target of R500 000. All the funds raised will be used by the Sedgefield Lions to buy supplies for distribution to the Garden Route families who’ve been most affected by the #KnysnaFire. You can play your part by clicking here to contribute to Demi-Leigh’s Back a Buddy appeal.

PICK N PAY SHOPPER DONATIONS

Pick n Pay online shoppers can now donate groceries directly to families in the affected areas of the Garden Route. Click here to visit the Pick n Pay site and complete an essentials shop. When you checkout, select ‘Add New Collection Point’, click on the Western Cape on the map and then select where you would like your donated groceries to be delivered. Pick n Pay will take care of the rest, allowing you to do your bit no matter where in South Africa you live. You can even donate your smartshopper points.


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Going to the Dogs - in the best possible way

As part of our commitment to giving back, and helping to improve lives, the proceeds from Antonia’s talk in East London on 21 October will be donated to the Buckaroo Project. It’s a brilliant way to set tails wagging. The Buckaroo Project is all about community outreach with the goal of better living conditions for township dogs.

Inspired by artist Marlene Neumann’s love for dogs, the Buckaroo Project regularly visits the informal settlements close to her home in the Buffalo City Municipality. The first Buckaroo success story was the refurbishment of the East London SPCA, to make conditions there better for rescue dogs. Now the Buckaroo Project focuses on sterilisations to reduce the number of unwanted (and unloved) puppies being born into tough lives on the streets; and treatment for undernourished dogs.

A crucial component of the Buckaroo Project is educating owners on the best ways to care for their canine companions. By attending Antonia’s East London talk, you’ll be playing your part – and if you’d like to donate directly or get more involved, you can contact Marlene Neumann directly on 083 321 3391, email her at neumann@worldonline.co.za or check out her website or Facebook page.


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