The Franklin Ohana Food Garden is an ambitious project located behind the Overstrand Care Centre in Church Street, Hawston which had to be put on hold in March due to the lockdown. The vision of establishing a vibrant community garden to strengthen food security, create work opportunities, advance skills training and build community engagement, however, is still very much alive. 

The enthusiastic and committed garden team, comprising young and old from the community, has now embarked on the establishment of a 1 000m² food garden by clearing and tilling the land, creating a compost heap and planting beds of vegetables.

Project Manager Melun Jeptha, together with Carolyn Martin of Creation Wines and Ann Wright of Hermanus Rotary now invite everyone to contribute their 67 minutes of magic to help them achieve their goal of a sustainable community food garden that will allow each household to grow its own vegetables and to swop produce. 

Join them on 17 and 18 July! Here’s what you can bring: Vegetable seedlings (cabbage, onions, spinach, peas, green beans, cauliflower, garlic, broccoli, celery and tomato) or herbs (coriander, sage, mint, basil, dill, thyme). Other items that are needed include water tanks, three garden gates and compost. If you’d like to lend a helping hand, please contact Ann on 083 307 0726 or annwright@telkomsa.net

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