One of a number of successful spin-offs from our Klawer Community School Holiday Feeding Project is the flourishing Home Vegetable Garden Project, originally initiated by Stellar Foundation and implemented with the assistance of the Department of Agriculture. The project aims to motivate the residents of the Klawer community, a stone’s throw away from our cellar, to grow sustainable food and sell excess produce for extra income. Donovan and Bradwin, who live in Klawer’s informal settlement called “Riemvasmaak”, were chosen by the Stellar Foundation to get the gardens started on a small scale, planting the seed for a project that continues to bear fruit (or veg, if you like).
Today, the 22 home vegetable gardens are thriving. Owners have harvested almost everything this season, making a fresh supply of good quality produce available for their family and neighbours. Funds raised from selling excess produce are used to maintain the veg gardens, so the initiative is sustainable in more ways than one. The benefits of the project continue to increase as more people in the community are now starting their own gardens, thanks to the generosity and expertise of their neighbours.
READ MORE ABOUT HOW WE’RE EMPOWERING ENTREPRENEURS WITH STELLAR FOUNDATION GARDENING PROJECTS.