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Kempton Park branch plants vegetable garden at child and youth care centre in Birchleigh

AfriForum Youth’s Kempton Park branch gave back to the community on 27 April by planting a vegetable garden at the Môrester Child and Youth Care Centre in Birchleigh. This action took place in celebration of International Mother Earth Day which was celebrated on 22 April.

This follows after the centre experienced a shortage of fresh vegetables. The AfriForum Youth branch therefore decided to plant a vegetable garden with the help of ten branch members and seven students. These students spent the day at the centre getting the garden ready. Some of the vegetables planted include spinach, onions, cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, spring onions, tomatoes, and beans.

The students involved walked away with quite a few tips on how to plant and maintain a successful vegetable garden.

“The children are determined to water and take care of the garden every day and we are excited to see how the garden will grow! AfriForum Youth’s Kempton Park branch will visit from time to time to ensure the maintenance and sustainability of the vegetable garden,” says Veruska Brits, chairperson of the Kempton Park branch. “One can forget that such a simple sustainable solution can make a big difference. I am grateful to be part of such a project and team of people,” concludes Brits.

“This national vegetable garden project is not only going to make a big sustainable difference, but it will teach children to take care of the environment from a young age and to make a difference,” says Jurie Ferreira, AfriForum’s District Coordinator for the East Rand.

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