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A dumpling site in Boikanyo secondary school, Dobsonville has been transformed into a flourishing community garden. A few months ago, just before lockdown, Lejwe la Thuso foundation, started a project aimed at transforming dumping sites into agri-packs and starting food gardens in communities.
Foundation representative, Lebogang Ratlala, said the initiative aim to create job opportunities, and sharing farming knowledge amongst colleagues, neighbours and surrounding communities.”The foundation established this community garden few months back to grow fruits and vegetables”, added Ratlala.
Ratlala also believes that people can make a difference in their own lives,no matter how small. With the use of these dump-sites, which are prone to be Hotspots for criminals, it means communities become safer too.
Guided by a handful of stuff and volunteers, people are taught the basics of gardening, everything from sowing seeds to harvesting.
The community gardening program is expected to reduce food insecurity, improve dietary intake and strengthen family relationships.
Thapelo Magola Soweto Sunrise News