WIZO Cape Town plants seeds of sustainability in Khayelitsha
Bnoth Zion WIZO’s (Women’s International Zionist Organisation’s) Cape Town’s outreach arm made an impact in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, recently, with its first ever beginners organic gardening training course.
Fifteen local participants were trained in soil composting, mulching, fertilising, and planting. The course, which was run in collaboration with The Angel Network and Group 18, was practical and interactive, giving the skills needed to achieve food security and sustainability in one of Cape Town’s most impoverished areas.
WIZO South Africa President Shelley Trope-Friedman applauded this wonderful initiative, saying “This project is at the heart of the mandate of WIZO to educate, equip, and empower.”
Under the guidance of Esta Levitas, WIZO Cape Town’s head of outreach, the organisation will continue to work in Khayelitsha to help make a difference in the lives of those who need it most, breaking down socio-economic barriers and furthering the vision of WIZO.
Some items for the Khayelitsha gardening projects were donated by Israeli agricultural company Netafim, and WIZO hopes to use further Israeli technology in future endeavours.