LANGA FOOD GARDEN

Why a Food Garden?

After visiting the townships with me, members of a Cape Town Ladies Gardening club offered to sponsor a Soil for Life workshop to a Mom from the Chris Hani Community. Soil for Life believe that there is one sure way to beat the problems of poverty, hunger and malnutrition in South Africa and the way to do this is to get everybody to start growing their own food.
So Rosie and I attended a 2-day course run by Pat Featherstone, who has a gift for getting the concept of organic gardening across simply, but clearly, physically showing how it's done. Watering cans from jam tins, plastic bottles, plastic bags, Spray bottles from plastic jik or coke bottles, shade hats from fruit juice cartons, bird scares from strips of shiny foil or chip packets, toilet tubes are collars for worm control, shade cloth from orange bags, pieces of plank make a rakes, egg boxes are seed trays, cardboard, wood chips, leaves or straw for mulch, compost from newpapers,garden cuttings,leaves,straw,sea weed,leather,cotton cloth,egg shells, rusty tin cans,wood ash, anything that will rot.

March 2004 Training Rose learning to plant seeds
Rose's first beds Mar 2004

Rose's beds in April 2004 Rose's beds in July 2004!

SUCCESSFUL GARDEN DECEMBER 2004


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