The Bonteheuwel Development Forum (BHDF) in Cape Town is leading a gardening campaign to ensure food security for the local community under the tough conditions of the COVID-19 lockdown regulations.
Chairperson Henrietta Abrahams says they have started a number of community gardens which will supply feeding schemes in the area with vegetables.
She says they have approached schools, churches, mosques and private individuals for land to plant vegetables.
Abrahams says they are looking after the needy, the poor and those struggling because of unemployment…
“COVID-19 has shown up poverty in a large way. As communities we have been doing a lot of work for our people. Government, business and civil society organisations haven’t been coming to the party, the communities themselves have been providing for the needy and poor to put that safety net there…”
In the post below, Bonteheuwel Development Forum (BHDF) launches gardening program:
The Bonteheuwel Development Forum in Cape Town is leading a gardening campaign to ensure food security for the poor.