Empowering our people through food sustainability

25 October 2021 | Shannen Harte

As most of you know, we have been blessed with the most beautiful garden, thanks to our loyal partners at Ethembeni Cripple Care School, we have been able to grow the most awesome fresh organic vegetables for use in our kitchen as part of our feeding scheme.

It has always been our goal to generate employment through skills development for our garden team, we are pleased to say that this dream is starting to become a reality. 

We have begun selling our fresh produce to well-known stores like Food Lovers Market, Dunbar Spar and Camperdown Spar, generating income for our garden team while providing them with valuable skills that they can pass on for generations to come.  During these difficult times, we have had to make provisions for fundraising on our own, our garden has enabled us to begin to do this.

What is most exciting is that we have been given more land from Ethembeni Cripple Care School to extend our garden even further, in turn, this has given us the opportunity to take on additional garden volunteers, giving them an opportunity to earn a stipend and receive a food parcel each month.