Open garden at Soil for Life

Philippa Clemo from Constantia Hills receives her raffle prize of a herb planter box from Soil For Life trainer Sandi Lewis.
Philippa Clemo from Constantia Hills receives her raffle prize of a herb planter box from Soil For Life trainer Sandi Lewis.

Soil for Life held its first open garden for the year at its resource centre in Brounger Road, Constantia, on Saturday.

Soil for Life’s organic gardeners gave talks and demonstrations on trench beds and an introduction to growing cannabis and potted herbs. There was also information about composting, feeding the soil, hidden “treasures” in the garden, water-wise gardening methods and growing sprouts and micro-greens.

Philippa Clemo from Constantia Hills won a herb planter box filled with a variety of herbs, and a voucher to attend a food-gardening workshop, in a raffle.

Soil for Life runs a programme to help poor communities grow their own food. Visit soilforlife.co.za, call 021 794 4982 or email info@soilforlife.co.za for details.

From left, Marguerite Fischer of Plumstead, Soil for Life field trainer Livingstone Muswera from Delft and Beth Swanepoel from Tamboerskloof.
Soil for Life staff, from left, resource centre assistant Dickson Symons from Eerste River, logistics manager Granville Wyngaard from Westridge and resource centre assistant Lucas Swartbooi from Retreat.
From left, Soil for Life trainer Natasha De Leeuw from Retreat with volunteer Vera Buck from Bellville.