We don’t mind whether our green-fingered beneficiaries grow veggies in their own small gardens at home, or at ACFS community centres. All we want is to see them growing their own food!

The ACFS Food Garden project is one of our most important initiatives. It empowers beneficiaries to supplement their food parcels with fresh veggies and vitamins – and helps them raise healthier children. They can also potentially earn an income from veggie sales.

So to celebrate World Food Day 2020, we held a food gardening training day at our centre. Growers learned how to set up food gardens from scratch, and planted veggies like carrots, cabbages, onions, spinach and beetroot; as well as herbs like coriander, fennel and rosemary.

After a hearty lunch – which included freshly harvested veggies – the growers went home eager to put their lessons into practise.

Many food producers have already completed their ACFS training and are being rewarded with higher yields. They’ll be selling their goods at ACFS Fresh Produce Markets. Please support them on their market days, if possible – which take place once a week at the centres, and once a month at our head office. You can contact us on info@acfs.org.za for more information.

Please click here to support our food producers with urgently needed implements like spades, hosepipes and rakes. Thank you!