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Residents of Atlantis produce own vegetables

Saturday 2 April 2016 21:09

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Residents are now growing their own vegetables such as spinach, carrots and butternut.(SABC)

Residents of Atlantis on the West Coast say they can now produce their own vegetables thanks to the help of community leader, Annie Petersen, who introduced compost gardening in the area.

Petersen teaches them how to make compost using cardboard, newspapers and other waste material, except plastic.

“The big idea behind this project is to provide families something to sustain themselves and job creation as well. That's why we are very grateful for Orion who provided this piece of land for us for training and it’s not going to stop here.”

Residents are now growing their own vegetables such as spinach, carrots and butternut.

Forty four-year-old Linda Hendricks says the project will help her feed her family during the tough economic times.   

“I am a widow and unemployed and as a result I am here to see what I can do to sustain my own family. Annie Petersen has been a great help to us and is a huge inspiration for all of us. We are now able to grow our own vegetables and become self-sustaining instead of relying on hand-outs. I am also considering starting my own small business and helping others help themselves.”

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