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.”