Food Garden helps feed the needy

FEEDING THE COMMUNITY: Some of the volunteers and trainers involved in the Catch Project located in Gonubie, East London Picture: SUPPLIED

East London local Susan Davies, 74, is doing her bit to help disadvantaged people around Gonubie with a food garden.

The Catch Projects is located on a four-hectare property in the Gonubie area.

“I believe in helping all God’s children and when I retired, I knew I had to do something to help, especially the disadvantaged people in East London,” Davies said.

“The garden at Catch Projects has benefited from a water tank and infrastructure, fencing, gardening tools, compost, mulch, seedlings, herbs, fruit trees, educational material and training workshops.

“The trainers have been absolutely amazing and the community members have enjoyed learning about permaculture principles and the importance of techniques like mulching,” Davies said.

“Some of the workshops have been attended by about 70 people from the community.”

The garden has flourished with the assistance of Checkers, which provides support to food gardens all over SA.

More than 87 gardens have been invested in by the retailer, providing meals to more than 400,000 people.

“A big thank you to Checkers for the equipment and training,” Davies said.

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