The SOS Children’s Village project continues from strength to strength in South Africa, as the photos show this amazing project has truly come from nothing. Little Growers is working in collaboration with the children’s school and centre as well as the sponsors Transnet. The “Grand Opening” was on the 27th July, with local press and television attending. The commercial scale polytunnels were built on derelict land that was levelled and prepared before installation of the growing project. The polytunnels are filled with AutoPot watering systems, they are using both the easy2grow system and the AQUAbox Spyder for raised beds.
They have been propagating a range of summer crops including tomatoes. The project is overseen by the housemothers who look after 8 children each, they have training sessions with horticulturalists to facilitate ownership of the project and to provide them with the necessary skills they need to oversee the project. Training will be provided until next April to be sure that the housemothers and everyone involved has all the support they need to take over and independently run the initiative. We wish them all the best of luck and are extremely proud of all the hard work that has been put into the Children’s village, it is truly amazing what can be achieved with hard work and determination!