Valley Food Gardens

Planting a Garden is Believing in Tomorrow

This year has been extremely challenging, to say the least. As a nation we have faced uncertainty on every level. From survival to thriving, we have had to unite and make quick and careful decisions based on an urgent and collective need to defend and sustain what is most important to. And the right to healthy, nutritious and accessible food has consistently been at the epicenter of dire need as thousands upon thousands of people desperately seek their next meal.…

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Growing in Bereaville

Johan has been doing an excellent job of nurturing a range of organically grown seedlings that were planted out just a few short (and stormy) weeks ago with the support of the Valley Food Gardens initiative in Greyton. His generations worth of knowledge about farming on this land in Bereaville is proving to be great and his efforts are already paying off. Seedlings are healthy and ready to grow in their new homes  Preparing the land using traditional methods Checking on the…

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The Valley Food Gardens Initiative

Valley Food Gardens Ons Kweek Kos Saam Beyond Food Parcels: Unlocking the Genadendal Valley’s ​Food-growing Resourcefulness The Red Cross and supporting organisations are providing food parcels to vulnerable families in the Genadendal Valley in the Overberg Region of South Africa in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown. But this is an unsustainable solution to food insecurity. Once the pandemic grips the cities, resources and attention may largely go there, and as the economy takes many years to recover and food insecurity…

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