Old age home gains vegetable garden thanks to AfriForum Youth

The AfriForum Youth branch of the University of Pretoria (UP) this past weekend started a sustainable vegetable garden at the SAWF Susan Strijdom Home for impaired senior citizens in Colbyn in cooperation with the Psyche Society on the main campus of the University.

Joanné le Roux, Psyche’s Project Leader, says that even though the land has been cultivated and the vegetables have been planted, a lot of hard work still lay ahead. AfriForum Youth and Psyche will launch phase 2 of the project on 10 September during which an irrigation system will be installed to facilitate the maintenance of the vegetable garden.

“It was wonderful to plough back into the community in such a manner and to witness how young people stand together to bring about a difference in the lives of other people,” says Jaco Grobbelaar, AfriForum Youth’s Tuks Coordinator.