We were invited to a Google+ blog that promotes home vegetable gardens.
No idea how they came across us but we are very pleased that they did.
Something very practical and relevant in the presentations even if it is half a world away from South Africa.
One of the community members asked about food gardens content in GreenIt! and we gave a lengthy explanation of the generic approach we take.
Food gardens is but one of a myriad types of interventions that we advocate in a holistic approach to using Green for poverty alleviation.
They are however also relevant to the new reality for the fortunate who so far are not on the brink of poverty.
The Italian households of the last century are iconic for their vegetable and herb garden cultures ... hopefully they will stay true to this and not ironically lose their way.
There was always a deep compost pit and vegetables and herbs everywhere that my mother could plant in our garden - she even planted coffee trees in Umkomaas, KZN, South Africa - among the first to ever do so if not the first!