Though the initial preparation of the permaculture plot is hard work, the benefits are quickly seen once the veggies begin to grow. As the crop is ready the children are fed with a variety of nourishing and tasty vegetables. The whole family can help with the watering and weeding etc. Any extra produce can be sold to help pay the water bill or bring in much needed cash. Women are proudly smiling as they show you their plot.
Though the initial preparation of the perma culture plot is hard work the benefits are quickly seen once the ‘veggies’ begin to grow. As the crop is ready the children are fed with a variety of nourishing and tasty vegetables. All the family can help with the watering and weeding etc.Any extra produce can be sold to help pay the water bill or bring in much needed cash.Women are proudly smiling as they show you their plot.
Words of appreciation flow from their lips:
“You have lifted up a poor person like me!”
“Thank you, thank you.”
“My life is now better”
Embracing the permaculture gardening meant special training. In 2012 one woman from the Phomphokwe Group was sent with some others from Botswana to South Africa to attend a 2 weeks course. On her return she taught the group.This year in April the entire Phomphokwe Group went down to South Africa to deepen their understanding and learn more.
Returning to Sefhare, they are now teachers & supervisors of the new gardeners.
The GARDEN project continues to trickle across the village and beyond bringing a better life.
This year, 16 women in Moshopha village have been helped and their new gardens are bearing fruit.
The TAP connection and the erection a garden is just a beginning. Success will depend on regular supervision, advice and encouragement and on – going training.
Such a project helps mitigate some of the hardships of village life bringing JOY & a sense of achievement in its wake.