Thursday, August 28, 2008

Gardening.......the start of a brand new project....


Welcome to our new site. As you may have seen on my host site that we have decided to start a gardening project in a neighboring community that we serve. We live here in Cape Town, South Africa and have been blessed by God's grace to serve him in a wonderful place called Garden Village in Cape Town , SOUTH AFRICA. It is to be found on the outskirts of our beautiful suburb, called Pinelands. After a post on tomatoes on the 22 August 2008 we decided to assist some of the locals to start a herb and vegetable garden. It has been done for a few reasons, but the main reasons are:
-to teach people how to plant vegetables for their own use and maybe work towards an extra income.
-to change the focus in the area from drugs and alcohol to a purpose driven lifestyle
-to change stumbling blocks into stepping stones
- above all to show the little people in the neighborhood that unemployment,unhealthy life styles,HIV and substance abuse are not normal and there is a more excellent way
On this site we will keep you updated on this project. We have asked for contributions in the form of seeds or $1.00 bills or the equivalent in your currency as this will cover a packet of seeds and some compost.. So if you want to be a part of this project that will bring relief to many families, you can send us the equivilent to a dollar $1 (about R10) in an envelope or if you have spare seeds for vegetables, that will also be appreciated.
Send your contribution to: Postnet Howard Centre
Suite 5
Pinelands
7405
South Africa

Ps: As you can see, we live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but many of our neighbors do not experience it that way, because of their adverse circumstances. You have enjoyed coming to My easy Cooking to appreciate what we can do with a camera and we look forward to bringing you this story as it unfolds from seed into love. You can help us make it better for them...

4 comments:

Helene said...

Congrats for this new blog. I'll be following your stories. I hope that my small donation will help you. Good luck.

Nina Timm said...

Your donation will help for sure!!! I am eternally grateful!!!!

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Nina,
I stumbled upon your new blog via Coco Cooks and I am delighted I did. I am so touched by your enthusiasm & positive spirit. I look forward to hearing how the neighborhood garden grows. I'll be checking my "seed stash" and hopefully spreading some your way in the near future. Good Luck, God Bless

Maggie said...

This sounds like a wonderful project. I can't wait to see how the first year goes.