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Garden projects brighten up waste ground in Cape Town

19 Dec 2012 06:16
The Cape Town branch of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) and the City of Cape Town's WasteWise project has donated time, equipment, seeds and compost for garden projects across the city.
Three WasteWise community facilitators Dawn Ehrenreich (Mitchell's Plain), Suerita Ernstzen (Bonteheuwel) and Mary Anne Richards (Retreat), each received gardening equipment, seedlings and compost for their gardens.

Susanne Dittke from the WasteWise Project Team and an IWMSA Western Cape member said, "These individuals were selected as they had all initiated and are still running either food or ornamental gardens that benefit the whole community. Through their gardens they are helping to secure local food supplies while pro-actively combating illegal dumping."

Melani Traut, chairperson of the IWMSA Western Cape, commended everyone for their involvement and efforts, "We are very proud to be involved in this initiative. It is important for us to contribute to the upliftment of our communities. CSI projects feature high on the institute's agenda and we are encouraging communities to get involved in these projects.

For more information on the project, call Leander van Oordt on +27 (0) 21 400 2292 or email her on .