Tag: food garden
Urban farmers in Cape Town's townships grow fresh vegetables for their own tables, and sell their produce to provide an income for their families.
The large food garden at Chapel Street Primary School in Cape Town produces 10kg of fresh produce daily, which supplements the school feeding scheme. The garden is also used in the biology curriculum, to offer gardening as an extramural, and as a way to teach the children about caring.
Repurposed shipping containers and green building methods have provided the space to set up a caring and nurturing environment for 80 orphaned and abandoned children. There is also opportunity for dignity through the home's environmental concerns.
South Africa has some of the highest numbers of children affected by HIV/Aids in the world; faith-based non-profit Lebone Village provides a safe haven, along with counselling and schooling, to help care for these children, so they grow and prosper.