Empowers Africa visits two supported community garden projects

Empowers Africa had a great visit to two community garden projects we support in the community of Utah in South Africa. The Thornybush Collection has been the leading partner behind these two fantastic gardens through the nonprofit Inzalo Community Project. The first project we visited was The Utah Community Project that is a productive community garden run by a group of 9 volunteer mothers who sell produce to 10 neighboring eco-tourism lodges in the Sabi Sands and Thornybush Reserves. The garden also supplies food to approximately 700 students who attend the adjacent local school high school (Manyangana High School). The 9 women who run the garden are given the weekly proceeds from sales of produce providing important financial support for these ladies and their families. In addition, each volunteer mother receives a weekly produce package for her family.
The second garden is located at the Hananani Primary School. This garden supplies daily produce for the approximate 150 students at the school. The garden is run by 2 ladies who receive a monthly salary for running the project and a weekly produce package for their families. The Thornybush Collection should be extremely proud of its efforts in championing these two gardens!
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