“Picked today from the garden and straight into the pot!” That’s the motto that Welheminah Mutane now lives as a member of the Tlhaku Farming Project in Swaneville on the West Rand of Johannesburg. She’s got evidence too…jars and jars of pickled beans and stewed fruits on sale at JAM SA’s World Food Day market.

Ntsoaki Mgaga’s passion for art, along with her recognition of the critical food security situation in Orange Farm made her the perfect candidate for the permaculture project that JAM SA installed in the community in 2009. Permaculture design emphasises patterns of landscape, species assembly, and maximisation of allocated space and resources. The enthusiasm Ntsoaki demonstrates

Greening the future in Orange Farm

Thursday, 29 August 2013 by

The idea behind Arbor Week – now Arbor Month in SA – is to encourage us to plant trees and grow our understanding of the green world around us. In Orange Farm, transforming a barren place of land to a community garden has resulted in reduced crime and a self-sustainable community.  The location of the