Director of Johannesburg City Parks, Bryne Maduka, urged residents to start their own food gardens in the city
Food gardens bring relief
Mail and Garden
03 DEC 2012
Johannesburg City Parks has recently planted 7 000 fruit trees and rolled out 42 food gardens in schools and various public institutions.
City Parks has also developed plans in initiate a large-scale urban agriculture site in the far north of the City to encourage farming by small and micro-enterprises.
These programmes provide much-need nutrition to vulnerable learners and simultaneously foster high levels of environmental awareness in the respective benefiting communities.
The City of Joburg, through its growth and development strategy (GDS), aims to provide a resilient, liveable and sustainable urban environment to its residents.
“The simple act of starting a food garden has far-reaching implications”, said Maduka. “This is a vital tool in teaching us all to respect and nurture our environment to enable this life source to reciprocate by providing us with a healthy meal”.