Many young people lose hope when they struggle to find work. But some young men from St Michaels church in Harare, Khayelitsha had a different vision, they decided to start an organic garden. They have cleaned a plot of land owned by the church which involved removing a lot of rubble and rubbish!
They attended a four day micro-farmer course run by Abalimi Bezekhaya and were trained in organic farming. In organic farming no artificial chemicals, pesticides or fertilisers are used in the production process. Abalimi support a network of over 3000 micro-farmers in the CapeTown townships. The products are either sold locally or through their ‘harvest of hope’ – where people can order a weekly or fortnightly basket of fresh organic veggies. Their garden is growing well and is truly a garden of hope for these unemployed young men. May God bless their dream to come true..