Community garden is SA’s hope and hardships in a nutshell


Community garden is SA’s hope and hardships in a nutshell

FREE TO READ | The backlash from the drought is still felt by small farmers, but hope lies in the next generation


The rain may have come and the drought finally lifted, but a community garden in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, is a symbol of the long-term effects of Cape Town’s driest patch in more than a century.

Vegetables have sprung back to life, and those committed to the value of the garden are hoping to spread the word around local schools in the underresourced area from 2020, but many aspects of this garden speak of all things South African: unemployment, lost generations, a challenging funding crisis, hope, resilience and a few individuals whose passion is doing what it can to fuel a community that has all but given up after the failed promises of a hard-won democracy.

The silent aftershock..

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