Cultivating for the future

Nonkulumo Mthabelo, William Dube, Sigongile Khumalo, Hlobisile Khumalo and Jabulile Khumalo.

The trend of agricultural farming is fast growing in our communities and with the advent of government assistance, the Senzokuhle farming project from Josia Khumalo Primary School is no different.

Starting out as an initiative to feed a few families, the project has grown to add six more people since its inception.

Aimed at ultimately supplying supermarkets, the organisation is faced with the challenge of expanding their crop and the land they work on.

“We have started preparing the ground by ploughing it so that we can start planting more vegetables in that section,” said Hlobisile Khumalo.

Established earlier this year by making use of arable land at a school that has been closed down, the farming project has noted some problems that may hinder their progress in the future.

“Although we are hard at work on a daily basis, we are struggling with resources.

“For example, we are still using our own tools that we brought from home and we get seeds by asking around from other farming projects.

“Although we have gotten a few visits by people from the department of agriculture, it is still our dream to have a tunnel and full equipment,” said Nonkulumo Mthabelo.

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