Thursday, October 9, 2014

The first crops!

Stephen Ngakane, manager of the Carryou Ministry farming project at Vleikop
 All the hard work of the past few months is starting to bear fruit - or in this case vegetables!
 Carryou Ministry was recently given a ten-year lease on a small holding at Vleikop on the outskirts of Randfontein and staff members erected two tunnels, as part of a farming project that will provide food for the organisation's feeding schemes, generate income from the sale of surplus produce and provide employment, training and skills for a small number of unemployed people. "We received an aid grant from the US Government to help get the project underway," says Rev Mabaso, Carryou Ministry General Manager.
 Seed was provided by the Randfontein Municipality and private sponsors, and members of the surrounding community assist as volunteers as part of the projects.
 "We've harvested some spinach so far," says Stephen Ngakane, manager at Vleikop, "and in the next couple of weeks will be ready to pick onions, carrots, beetroot and cabbages."

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