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Kibbutz El-Shammah Garden, Worcester, South Africa

Jun 21, 2014

Thanks to the grant received from Kitchen Gardeners International, Kibbutz El-Shammah's garden has new hope! For years our garden remained stagnant due to the stealing of our fence. We could therefore never protect our crops. It has been very discouraging.

Putting up a strong fence has always been our dream. The KGI grant has inspired our local authorities and even the mayor of the district to also get on board, and to help secure solid protection for the Kibbutz and our vegetable garden. Even a Building Company has now come on board, and a local builder, to see how they can help us. It has been decided to put up a wall for protection.

On the photo, in the background, are members and high officials of our local and district authorities, the builder, representatives of a Building Company, and leadership members of Kibbutz El-Shammah - all standing behind a section of the dilapidated fence that is still left. In front, kneeling, is Aubin. He has been set free from 16 years of drug addiction, and is now one of the leaders of the Change Maker Program of the Kibbutz. He is looking forward to get the men in the program, to bring life back to our vegetable garden once the fencing protection is secured.

 

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