The food gardens, spread across every province in South Africa, benefits the lives of over 8 000 people.
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Drive along Main Road in Wesbank, an area on the Cape Flats in the Western Cape where gang violence and crime are common occurrences, and you'll find a large red greenhouse and a flourishing green food garden filled with spinach, beetroot, leeks, lettuce, cabbage, carrots and herbs.
The vegetables in the garden are used to help feed the aftercare children at Vlottenburg Community Organisation. It also provides fresh produce for the feeding scheme at the Rainbow Primary School.
“It’s never been easy here, but we just keep on trying. Once you say ‘I want to make this happen’, don’t lose hope and ignore people who tell you it’s not possible. We can make a difference.”
Given such determination, it is fitting that ‘tiyimiseleni’ means being fully committed to what you are doing.
Learners at the Khanyisa School for the Blind in Port Elizabeth are planning to launch a range of aroma sachets and other scented products using fragrant herbs they grow in their food garden.
The driving force behind this plan is the school’s Deputy Head, Alec Stoffels, who originally established the food garden in 2016.
Read about more food gardens HERE.