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Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen’s Community Garden Update

Butternutsmielies in the khayalitsha community gardenGreenHome visited the community garden at the Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen and Sewing Project for an update on the weekend. We were thrilled to see how well the garden had taken and was thriving in the hot summer conditions.

We found butternuts, potatoes, onions, mielies, tomatoes and many more plants growing nicely.

Veggies grown in the community garden are used in the meals that the Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen provides to up to 150 children and 20 elderly people so that they can take their medication. They also hand out veggies to homeless people in the community.

They also have a sewing project which provides unemployed people the opportunity to learn some skills and earn an income.

The Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen and Sewing Project was started by a woman called Mickey Winifred Linda. She knew she wanted to provide support for people in her community and began the project using her grant. Read more here.

We visited this extremely valuable community project early summer 2013 and were shocked to see it so under resourced. More here

If you have anything you’d like to contribute towards the community garden, contact Mickey on 072 010 4337 or contact GreenHome to find out when we have our next visit planned.yiza ekhaya soup kitchen community garden

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