For GroundUp.

In April 2016, a group of about 12 people cleared a patch of public land previously used as an illegal dumping ground next to the Khayelitsha Football for Hope Centre. They are known as Ujamaa: a collective of guerrilla gardeners. They are encouraging people from surrounding communities to be less dependent on supermarkets.

Using a self-built pool to capture rainwater for irrigation, they planted vegetables such as spinach, kale, beetroot, and cabbage, in Khayelitsha’s sandy soil. There are no fences or security guards at the site and the produce is free for anyone to collect and harvest themselves.

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