The Heart of Stella Foundation gifted the Little Minions NPC creche a food garden that is now ready to start being harvested.


Rayton, South Africa (05 February 2024) – Since being taken under the wings of the Heart of Stella Foundation, the Little Minions NPC creche in Rayton got a brilliant food garden as a festive gift. Since it has been installed, the first harvests have started coming in.

The foundation is a non-profit (NPO 277-196) – PBO-registered, organisation that serves the community of mothers, children and babies specifically in the Gauteng region.

“A prime example showcases no matter what your walk of life, socio-economic class, race or belief – motherhood is universal. Mothers can relate to the feelings of helplessness when our children need to eat and the fear of not being able to provide. Motherhood in itself is the community and we join hands to ensure we not only looking after our own children but helping the ones around us. As the saying would have it, the mother ducks.”

The Heart of Stella Foundation held the unveiling of the garden on the 24th of November – the day of the Christmas party for the children.

“This vegetable garden is 10mx10m in size and has staple veggies that are within season to hopefully create a first harvest by January 2024 for the children. This garden will feed the children of the creche and aftercare who often don’t have food at home – according to the creche and our data this garden will be feeding 30 families.”

The project was headed up by Callyn Bowler from Heart of Stella Foundation project, while Julia Vickers offered her expertise and degree in agriculture to work on the project. A group of moms also volunteered to get the garden installed.

“When a child can’t eat, hunger can start eating away at their future, this initiative can help children defeat hunger and feed their futures. When families and children eat well, they are better equipped to pull themselves out of the cycle of poverty. Hunger is not a lost cause.”

They planted herbs, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, beans, onions, swiss chard, beetroot, butternut, peppers and some marigolds and baby’s breathe flowers for some colour!

Sources: Supplied
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