Sowing Caring Seeds
Posted on: 30 November 2021
World Food Day is commemorated annually on 16 October. This year, Kaap Agri partnered with GrowBox, a social enterprise and wholesale plant nursery in Hanover Park, and hosted an information day to help educate young people on the benefits of growing a veggie garden.
Founder and Kaap Agri Academy graduate, Renshia Manuel, invented GrowBox to help disadvantaged communities with the necessary training in order to grow their own vegetables
at home in a sustainable way. Kaap Agri’s Transformation Manager, Barend Sulvester, says the company is proud to partner with an organisation that is committed to change and that has a passion for agriculture and community upliftment.
“At Kaap Agri we’re not only passionate about farmers, but also farmers-in-training and those
who are farmers at heart. GrowBox makes fully stocked vegetable garden kits, aimed at helping community members who don’t necessarily have sufficient space to grow their own vegetables. These boxes are perfect for families living in informal settlements, those in flats, or anywhere where space is limited or where the soil is badly polluted. We believe that Renshia and her team are doing a great job in raising awareness about the benefits of starting and growing your own vegetables.
Renshia is also a past student of our Academy and her continued commitment to sharing her
knowledge is inspiring,” he adds.
As part of the day’s festivities, each guest received a vegetable garden kit to the value of R250, sponsored by Kaap Agri.