There’s no shortage of bad news. Even in the agricultural sector in South Africa. Like landowners dealing with a changing climate. And uncertainty in the political and economic outlook of the country.


The Western Cape Department of Agriculture, LandCare, saw this bad news. And decided to turn the spotlight to some of the good news stories in agriculture.

And so they brought LoveGreen Communications into the fold – to investigate and discover more about those people caring for the natural resources. And helping their fellow man in the process.


Over a number of months, LoveGreen met farmers, farmworkers, food gardeners, small business owners, invasive alien clearing teams, and others in agriculture, to learn more about these LandCare champions. And to showcase them to the world.


Here’s one of them: The tale of a group of brave gardeners, helping the gangster-ridden community of Avian Park through their food garden project, and the fresh produce they can now give to schools and soup kitchens.

(This article was published in the AgriProbe, the research and news magazine of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture).

The article was commissioned by LandCare. To find out more about the Directorate LandCare, Western Cape Department of Agriculture, visit:

Heather is our content writer. She enjoys helping our clients formulate their message and loves to run her way across beautiful mountains, to explore new places and is always ready for an adventure.

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