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Durban, South Africa: Man transforms vacant land into veggie garden to feed community

Friday, February 10, 2017 7:31
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“I told the boss that this was fertile land and that we should use it to grow veggies.”

By Amanda Khoza
News 24
Feb 6, 2017


A filling station worker has turned a small plot of unused land at the Engen where he works into a garden producing veggies that feed the staff and local community.

Blessing Pondani, 30, originally from Malawi and now based in Greenwood Park in Durban, started working at the Engen Riverhorse Valley Convenience Centre when the filling station opened its doors in May last year.

He started off as a general cleaner until one day when he inspected the land around the filling station.

“I told the boss that this was fertile land and that we should use it to grow veggies.”

Pondani said his boss, Senzo Mfeka, liked the idea so much that the next day he returned with spinach seedlings.

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