The Rotary Club of Hermanus in partnership with Travis City Rotary have donated a 30 x 10m tunnel as well as a refrigerated truck to the Masakhane Community Farm. Due to the size, we will erect the tunnel at our Growing the Future organic farm on Grootbos.
The proceeds of the project will help support the work of the Masakhane Community Farm, which aims to train 80 people (mostly women) in urban agriculture and business skills annually. The Community Farm provides allotment space for the participants to practice growing their own vegetables for 3 – 6 months. Thus far, we have trained 65 people, of whom 35 regularly farm their allotments.
We are incredibly grateful to the Rotary Clubs of Hermanus and Travis City and the Hermanus Rainbow Trust for making this possible.