Zandvlei Trust

Village Heights Community Centre.

This is a working relationship with Village Heights Community Centre,
Botsoc
and Zandvlei Trust.

 


07/07/2016 - Today during the school holidays Melanie Stuart, Botsoc conducted a Vegetable Garden Workshop at VHCC.
She supplied the seedlings, compost and other materials. There were some bulbs as well. 


photographs by Benadine Thomas.

The groups have been given the instruction and trays of seedlings to plant.


photographs by Benadine Thomas.

The soil preparation is key, here Melanie is demonstrating the application of the soil booster to
a small area where the seedlings will be planted.


photographs by Benadine Thomas.

While the younger children were planting seedlings in the foreground at the back a potting class
was busy.


photographs by Benadine Thomas.

The seedlings being planted the way they were shown.


photographs by Benadine Thomas.

Planting seedlings in evenly spaced holes.


photographs by Benadine Thomas.

The Projects Abroad volunteers stopped what they were doing to come and see what was going on.


photographs by Benadine Thomas.

On the other side of the fence there is an activity taking place with the small children.
See what they were doing.


photographs by Benadine Thomas.

This group were processing cuttings into pots, so that they can take root for planting out later in
the spring.


photographs by Benadine Thomas.

Planting out the lettuce .


photographs by Benadine Thomas.

There were a number of trays to be planted out. So many hands were required.


photographs by Benadine Thomas.

The bulbs being explained.


photographs by Benadine Thomas.

Each one was given a task to do. They are planting out the small seedlings in rows.


photographs by Benadine Thomas.

"Auntie Berny is this right?".


photographs by Benadine Thomas.

The boys looking for earthworms.


photographs by Benadine Thomas.

"A job well done" she said.


photographs by Benadine Thomas.

A group photo with the older children before she leaves. The younger group had to go off and pick
up plastic litter in the wetland for the activity set for later this afternoon.


photographs by Benadine Thomas.

There is a bag of booster organic fertilizer. She explained the quantity required every couple of weeks.

Thank you very much for the workshop Melanie and all the plants and compost too.

The lettuce and cabbage bed.

The carrot and onions.

More lettuce varieties in this bed.

                                                                                                                                          

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