Why it was started?
To produce vegetables for the refugee centre.
How was it done?
The project allowed for the transformation of unused space at the Tsietsi Mashinini Refugee Centre in Soweto into a self-sustainable vegetable garden that can provide all the vegetable requirements of the kitchen. The evolution of this space over the year long project was spectacular to witness as residents of the centre began to request their own spaces to grow as well. The communal vegetable garden as well as these small private spaces expanded to include every inch of available space at the centre. By the end of the project Reel Gardening was conducting workshops on growing in small spaces and found containers in an effort to allow the centre to continue to grow.