The Bonteheuwel community is driving sustainability and teaching its residents the importance of community food gardens to address the rife poverty and hunger in the area. As a result, it has established the Bonteheuwel Development Forum Food Security Programme.

“As you might be aware, collectively our forum have planted close to 30 000 seeds and seedlings in both our household and community food gardens across our area. We currently have a further 10 000 or more seeds and seedlings to be planted over the next two weeks,” the organisation said via Facebook. “Our food in the ground thus far are carrots, spinach, beetroot, greenbeans, carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, brocholli, spring onion, celery, rape, potatoes, onions, tomatoes and coriander.”

Bonteheuwel community plants its own food to fight hunger

Bonteheuwel community plants its own food to fight hunger

Bonteheuwel community plants its own food to fight hunger

“It is with great excitement that we can announce that we have secured 100 fruit trees which is made up of apple, peach, yellow plum and purple plum trees. Our Forum have decided in the interest of priority and safety we will plant a minimum of 12 trees per participating school so that our children have free access to fruit,” it added. “Together we can achieve so much more to create a food secure and healthy community.”
All schools which are interest in forming part of the programme in the Bonteheuwel area are encouraged to reach out to the Forum by calling via 076 378 3842 or emailing [email protected]
Picture: Facebook/Bonteheuwel Development Forum Food Security Programme

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Lucinda Dordley

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