food garden

A South African company have started a staff food garden… so that the people they employ have an extra helping of good homegrown veggies.


The Crags, Western Cape – If there is open land on your business property that is going unused, why not boost your employee’s morale by starting a food garden? This idea was implemented by the Hog Hollow Horse Trails, just outside .

By allowing staff to grow vegetables, they not only give them a teamwork project to focus on. But in an economy like South Africa’s, they give them a chance to access vegetables without having to pay more out of their pockets to feed their families.

This way of thinking can very well be the difference between staff that are unhappy at work and staff that are excited to come and give the job their all.

We LOVE this concept and have seen it implemented on the roof of the Two Oceans Aquarium successfully. Some local government clinics have also implemented this idea as part of offering a small meal to those visiting the clinic. The meal helps the sick with energy for the days wait and provides a full belly which is important when taking medicine for various ailments.

With the help of Good Hope Volunteers, a group that help with projects across the Western Cape, they harvested their beautifully coloured peppers and tomatoes.

There are many organisations working to empower small communites through food gardens. If you are inspired by this idea, let us know in the comment section below.

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