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Kenneth Gardens urban agricultural project

Think gardening can’t make a difference in people’s lives? Think again.

One of the components of the UKZN Community Development Department’s Kenneth Gardens Outreach Project, run in partnership with DUT, is an Urban Agriculture project with the aim is to start a communal food garden at Kenneth Gardens. The produce from the garden will be used by ‘Carrots and Peas’ a largely self-funded community-based organisation, which provides weekly hot meals to many residents of Kenneth Gardens and Flamingo Court.

A series of workshops will be run at Kenneth Gardens as part of this initiative. The public and residents are invited to these workshops, which will take place free of charge at Kenneth Gardens. However, all participants are expected to bring with them something they can donate to the food garden. This could be a few trays of seedlings, a bag of compost, leaves or gardening equipment like a spade, wheelbarrow or pick.The food garden will act as an educational pilot site for future gardens that can be activated within Kenneth Gardens and other areas.

For more information, including workshop dates and times, download the project PDF.

Article on the project in the Berea Mail.

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