Food gardening project takes off at Kenneth Gardens

By Lauren Boyle Walford

The team behind the food gardening initiative

The team behind the food gardening initiative

Food gardens will be the focus of the UKZN Community Development Department’s Kenneth Gardens Outreach Project, which will promote and support food gardening in the community.

UKZN in partnership with DUT has been running the outreach project for more than a year.

The project has many components including primary health care, nutrition, education, sports and arts. Now the project organisers are hoping to add a communal food garden at Kenneth Gardens.

The produce from the garden will be used by ‘Carrots and Peas,’ a community based organisation, largely self-funded, which provides hot meals to residents of Kenneth Gardens and also to residents of Flamingo Court which is situated in Umbilo.

Many residents at Kenneth Gardens already have food gardens and food gardening expertise. Building on these initiatives, Bev Ainslie and Gavin Stockden from Urban Greening and Clive Greenstone from UKZN, will run a series of food gardening workshops for interested residents and the neighbouring community.

The gardening workshops will be practical and participants will learn while they work on developing sustainable food gardens. The public is invited to these free workshops which will be held at Kenneth Gardens. between 9am and 11.30am on the last Saturday of the month, starting on 29 September.

Participants are requested to take along something they can donate to the food garden.

All welcome. Contact Clive Greenstone at cgreenstone@mweb.co.za  or 083 398 6902 for bookings.

First published in LookLocal.

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One Response to “Food gardening project takes off at Kenneth Gardens”

  1. Glenda September 3, 2014 at 4:38 am #

    I am curious : is this garden project still going or has it fizzled out due to lack of interest and self motivation on the part of the residents?

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