SOS Africa Kids Blog >

"Earth and Heart" - SOS Africa Grabouw Children Embark on Exciting New Gardening Project

17 Apr 2020

"When you realise HEART and EARTH are spelled with the same letters it all starts to make sense." Jennifer Bramley 
Blog - Grabouw Gardening Title.jpg
 
Gardening has become the heart of our Grabouw Education Centre. Our building wraps around a magnificent big palm tree and looks out onto 24 raised beds. Many of these raised beds have been laid empty but not this summer! Lindsay and Angela are two sponsors who visited in February; as keen gardeners themselves they were thrilled to be set the task of "sorting out the garden with the kids".
 
Blog - Grabouw Gardening 2.jpg
 
Getting prepared! Gardening is fun and really easy but does require some good preparation. So we did, We prepared the soil, we prepared the beds, we prepared the compost and we did it together so it took no time at all.
 
Blog - Grabouw Gardening 2.jpg
 
We then planted out our seedlings or seeds. Here we are planting out beetroot seedlings, yum yum! We are planning to pickle some beetroot and also make some purply pink play dough with the juice.
 
Blog - Grabouw Gardening 3.jpg
 
Yum yum! Peas! Possibly the most satisfying vegetable to grow because it makes the best snack. I don't think any of these will make it into the kitchen!
 
Blog - Grabouw Gardening 4.jpg
 
We are very proud of our garden! Now we just have to look after it and nurture each plant into full growth so that we can harvest all the delicious and nutritious rewards.
 
Blog - Grabouw Gardening 5.jpg
 
Finally a great big huge thank you to Lindsay and Angela for helping us get our garden started and to Dudley Rotary Club for your sponsorship. We hope to share more updates of our produce with you soon!

Comments (0)

  1. No comments yet (comments may be awaiting moderation).

Please note that any offensive or inappropriate comments will be removed.

All comments require approval before appearing on the site.

< Back to the news list

Recent Blog Posts:

  1. A Special Thank You

    A Special Thank You

    The SOS Africa staff and children make a special video to thank the thousands of generous sponsors who supported our Emergency Food Relief Appeal during the Corona Virus Pandemic...

  2. There is Hope

    There is Hope

    Special messages of hope created by the SOS Africa children in lock down with their families across the Western Cape, during the Corona Virus Pandemic...

  3. Inspired by Mother Nature

    Inspired by Mother Nature

    Environmental art classes continue at SOS Africa St Michael's, Elgin as the SOS Africa kids continue to be inspired by Mother Nature...