- A man, uTata Matshaya, started farming strawberries with no experience or source of income
- With the help from Township Farmers, he started his own strawberry garden at his home
- Matshaya sold the strawberries to his community and has managed to make a living doing it
Sometimes people have to create paths for themselves and with a little help, they can make a success.
One man, uTata Matshaya, has started his own strawberry farm in the Khayelitsha township. His inspiring story was shared by the Township Farmers group on Facebook.
Township Farmers supports Matshaya with his endeavour by donating the tools that he needs to succeed, including eco pellets, seedlings, compost and organic fertiliser.
The post added:
"With no source of income and work experience he started growing his own veggies and slowly got into community farming projects where he learned valuable skills which he used to start his own home garden where he now not only grows strawberries but a variety of fruit trees like apple and peach trees."
Take a look at the post below:
South Africans were inspired by his hustle and they applauded Matshaya in the comment section.
Francois Engelbrecht commented:
"Well done Sir, you are an inspiration. Urban agriculture and self-sustainability is the future. Teach our children how to liberate and sustain themselves."
Sibusiso Sbula Malope added:
Joanne van Vuuren wrote:
"Excellent. You are an inspiration to many."
Jenny Kerr Floyd said:
"Awesome and inspiring."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a woman, Pulane Tlhone, won over South Africans with her forward-thinking and desire to help others.
Tlhone shared several photos where she can be seen doing manual work to create a large garden in her backyard. She revealed she plans on planting veggies to feed her family and her community.
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Tlhone captioned her post: "I'm starting a winter garden during my lockdown. This will help my family and also my community! Let us all start our gardens. It will be worth it."
The post generated over 32,000 reactions and South Africans applauded Tlhone for taking the initiative to create food certainty for not only her family, but other members of the community as well.
Jacqui Mc Duling commented: "You are an amazing example and what a beautiful piece of property for this project. Please post your progress regularly."
Paloy Loy said:
"You honestly deserve land to expand."
Bulelwa Baliwe wrote:
"A beautiful mind and attitude. Boss lady, I salute you dear."
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