Families chosen to grow food gardens

2015-05-12 06:00
Two residents from Cafda Village show off their food garden. In an innovative food garden project 11 families were identified to start their own food gardens.


Two residents from Cafda Village show off their food garden. In an innovative food garden project 11 families were identified to start their own food gardens. PHOTO: supplied

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In an innovative food garden project promoted by a local ward councillor ward 110 has identified 11 families to grow their own food gardens.

Ward councillor Shannen Rossouw says 11 families were identified as project participants.

The pilot phase started with Douglas Murray Old Age Home launching the initiative in April. The Home will work in cooperation with the department of agriculture to grow a community food garden.

Rossouw says the families met in March and five of the families were provided with starter kits by the department of agriculture.

“One of the residents’ homes was selected as a test site and officials demonstrated how to plant the seeds. The starter kits also included garden tools such as a rake, spade and hose pipe as well as seed and compost,” Rossouw says.

Rossouw says the remaining six families received their starter kits in April. They have also begun cultivating their food gardens.

She says the participants will receive ongoing support from City officials who will visit biweekly to monitor the food gardens. They will report back to the department of agriculture.

The project was made possible thanks to ward allocation funding amounting to R30 000, along with the donation of starter kits by the department of agriculture.

“The participating residents are excited at the prospect of growing their own food. By promoting local produce, the benefit to the community is not only increased economic opportunity but the food garden project will also boost food security,” she says

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