Lehlohonolo strikes it “Lucky”

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That is the title of a story about the Lehohonolo School garden in the local newspaper, “City Vision” which serves the townships outside Cape Town. The Lehohonolo garden project is funded by Acacia Global. We are very proud to see that all of their hard work and progress was recognized with this honor.

The school garden took first place in the Western Cape Department of Education gardening project that was started last year. The competition pitted dozens of district schools against each other in three categories;  semi-commercial, standard and rural gardens. Lehlohonolo won first place in the standard category which includes gardens that are producing for consumption.

Baitshepi Mani, who is the teacher representing the garden committee, paid tribute to the students but said credit was also due to the combined efforts of the community and school.

The produce is added to the school feeding program to supplement the vegetables provided by the government and enhance the meals nutrition value.

The garden teaches the students valuable skills in developing gardens, what to plant during different growing seasons, how to cultivate yields and develop a healthy lifestyle.

The school received a cash prize of R15,000 which will be reinvested in the gardening project. The garden’s community director, Vuyani Qamata, said he was pleased to see the garden receive recognition and that the children are learning to grow their own food.

We at Acacia Global congratulate the school, the community members and the students who have come together to make the garden a huge success. We are proud to support the work that you do for your community. It is truly a group effort!

Susan Everson