Following on from the visit to Masihlanganeni Disabled Association as part of GPL’s Mandela Day programme, we returned to help the association start a food garden.

GPL partnered with the City of Ekurhuleni, which is also currently rolling out a clean-city program. Community gardens are one way to help residents take a creative and proactive approach in making their cities more appealing, healthy and sustainable.

Photos from the day below.

EKFM interview Acting Dep Speaker Uhuru Moiloa

Acting Deputy Speaker Uhuru Moiloa interviewed by EKFM Comunity Radio Station

Seed packets on untilled soil

The work begins at Masihlanganeni

Horticulturalist Mr Robert Sambo

Mr Robert Sambo, Horticulturist, Ekurhuleni

GPL-Masihlanganeni Food Garden Project Equipment

GPL Food Garden Project, Masihlanganeni Disabled Association Duduza

Masihlanganeni residents sowing seed

The Masihlanganeni residents planting for themselves.


Residents and GPL volunteers in the food garden

Residents and GPL volunteers after a long day planting

Great things have small beginnings

“Great things have small beginnings”

Group photo at Masihlangane

From left: Mr Winter Madisha from EKFM, Ms Zanele Mthembu, Mr Simon Dube,Masihlanganeni Centre Manager, Mr Robert Sambo Horticulturists Ekurhuleni, Ms Malebo Mathibela and Acting Speaker Mr Uhuru Moiloa

Acting Director of Communications Mr Mbulaheni Likhade and Acting Speaker Mr Uhuru Moiloa hand over materials on behalf of GPL to Mr Simon Dube of the Maihlanganeni Association

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