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South Africa - Sowing Seeds of Sustainability | The Garden Seva Initiative

The Western and Eastern Cape Region's Garden Seva initiative has taken root, bringing the joy of growth and the promise of sustenance to families in Khayelitsha.


Objective: This green-thumbed endeavor aimed to distribute seeds to local families, empowering them to cultivate their own vegetable gardens for future nourishment.


Outcomes: Through this program, we envision families enjoying the fruits (and vegetables) of their labor, providing a sustainable source of ingredients for home-cooked meals.


Impact: The project not only introduces fresh produce to the diets of the beneficiaries but also instills a sense of self-reliance and connection to the environment.


Beneficiaries: Twenty-one families received three packs of seeds each, including onion, beetroot, and Swiss chard, laying the foundation for a healthier lifestyle.


Support: The distribution was a combined effort, with the National Seva team providing the seeds and the Centre President of the Khayelitsha Sai Centre orchestrating their delivery. A dedicated sevadal ensured the seeds reached the hands of the eager gardeners-to-be.


This initiative is a testament to the Organisation's commitment to fostering long-term health benefits and self-sufficiency within communities, one seed at a time. Through nurturing these gardens, families will not only feed their bodies but also nurture their spirits with the love and care poured into each plant.



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