Currently supporting over 170 home gardeners, Mitchells Plain Food Freedom just celebrated three years since the inception of the project, and they have been seriously rocking this past winter. They signed up more the 40 new members of which the majority are youth members. Apart from training the new youth members ,they have been very busy hosting workshops, implementing food systems at members homes, and were also involved with a number of demonstrations for the Applied Permaculture Training.

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Mark Myburg Hosting a Workshop

Sadly one of their members, Maria Brown, died; and their last tribute to her was implementing a wonderful food garden system at her house for her family to continue to nurture and benefit from.

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Mark, Gail and Colleen who collectively “manage” the Food Freedom Project, also attended two markets; the Mandela Day market at the Slave Church in Cape Town and the The Warehouse Market in Paarden Eiland. The response at The Warehouse Market has been fabulous and we will now have a monthly presence  at this market, selling SEED merchandise, books, posters, heirloom seeds, and produce when available.

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Colleen at the SEED stand at The Warehouse Market

At the moment the Food Freedom Project crew are boosting the composting systems and preparing for what is sure to be an extremely busy and productive spring. One seed sure does start a forest!

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