d'aucy supports the development of Papa Nui Centre’s organic vegetable garden
Wednesday, 25 April 2018

d'aucy supports the development of Papa Nui Centre’s organic vegetable garden

For the second consecutive year, d'aucy supports the Tahitian association Fare Heimanava through its “Fa'a'apu du cœur” operation. For one month from 25 April to 25 May, d’aucy pledges to donate 20 pacific francs per can of vegetables sold, for the development of Papa Nui Centre’s organic vegetable garden, run by the association.

It's time for the second edition of the “Fa'a'apu du cœur” in Tahiti. After the success of the first initiative, d’aucy renews its support for the Fare Heimanava association which provides support for children and young adults with intellectual disabilities without behavioural disorders by offering them different activities. Among these activities is the educational vegetable garden: Fa'a'a pu, which means "vegetable garden" in Tahitian, where horticultural activities are organized. "It is referred to as hortitherapy", according to François Quiquet, educational leader and vocational training advisor. "We notice that gardening stimulates them, boost their self-esteem and gives them confidence in the future. It also gives them a sense of purpose to their day, makes them feel useful by taking care of a plant, develops patience by watching the growth of plants, stimulates all their senses and helps them become more creative and observant.” Children and young adults can pick vegetables together in the garden and learn how to cook them.

In order to support the development of the garden and enable the association to buy tools and agricultural equipment, d’aucy pledged, for the second year in a row, to donate 20F (€0.17) to the association for every can of vegetables sold in Tahiti between 25 April and 25 May 2018.

In 2017, d'aucy donated 370,020 Francs to Fare Heimanava thanks to the “Fa'a'apu du coeur” operation. This amount allowed the Papa Nui Centre to equip the vegetable garden with a rainwater collection tank and a vegetable waste disposer, which are very useful tools for its young gardeners.

Thanks to solidarity, d’aucy hopes again this year to help the centre buy tools, such as wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels and buckets, to continue developing the garden.

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