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How a Covid-19 death inspired a Cape food garden

When Tracey-Ann Manus started a food garden in her backyard in June 2020, her heart was heavy with grief. The 37-year-old administration officer had...

This food garden feeds 50 000 people per week!

It's true. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and these words could not ring more true for the Bonteheuwel Development Forum on the...

Teens transform gang-ridden area with food gardens

In a community where fatal gun fights claim the lives of young people on the regular, a group of youngsters are taking an activist...

With R500, Zola James created thriving veggie market

You can never second guess or be lazy when it comes to eating healthy in a global pandemic, home gardener and entrepreneur Zola James...

PhD candidate teaches kindness through farming

Blink twice, and you are likely to miss it passing by. A food garden barely the size of two tennis courts on the outskirts...

From going bust to supplying Spar in just 6 months

In the heart of Mbokotwane, a village less than 20 minutes away from Tsolo in the Eastern Cape, a black-owned farming business empowers youth...

Battling Covid-19 in a rural community

The Xhora Mouth area of the Eastern Cape is about 100km from Mthatha by car. The first 60km is a sporadically potholed tar road,...

‘To hake and to hold’: Twitter banter feeds 2 000 kids

It started with a joke on Twitter, and ended with donations of enough food to keep 2 000 kids nutritiously fed for a good...

Inner city farm brings life to Joburg

Refiloe Molefe (61) moves through her farm with the delicate swiftness of someone half her age. She works with a calming efficiency, shifting from...

Pioneers in school aquaponics still thriving

An aquaponics system at a school in the Gauteng township of Orange farm was not only the first in the country, but it has...

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