Clarens Team donates vegetables to community
The beautiful town of Clarens is surrounded by majestic mountains and is only a stone’s throw away from the Golden Gate National Park. The town boasts numerous museums, art galleries and fine restaurants for visitors to enjoy.
But Clarens is also home to some of the poorest communities and individuals in the country.
The Working on Fire Clarens team decided to assist the impoverished community of Kgubetswana that surrounds the base and in which many participants reside. The team is donating fresh vegetables grown in a garden on their base, to help combat hunger in the community.
The team grows different seasonal vegetables such as cabbage, spinach, green beans, green peppers, carrots and tomatoes.
“At first we shared the vegetables among ourselves but we realised that it was our duty to assist the communities surrounding us and that was when we started to donate the vegetables. Our Base Manager supplies us with seeds and from there on we produce our own fertilizer and mix cow dung with it in order to make our soil produce year in and year out,” says Sipho Mofokeng, WOF Clarens Team crew leader.
Although the team faced numerous challenges in growing these vegetables such as theft, stray cows grazing in their garden and the lack of rain recently experienced across the country, they have persevered and continue to supply the community and the non-profit organisations that they have adopted.