Father of two Mabhuti Galantshana has his own little garden where here has sown peas, onions, spinach, lettuce and cabbages. Some of his veggies he begin life as pot plants (and a big basin) before he transplants them in the garden. Galantshana grows these plants for chow, because, the food is too expensive these days. He uses the saved money to buy other things for the children.
Community members buy from Galantshana too, and from the proceeds he buys mealie meal to mix with the veggies. He protects his garden from ants and insects by it with soapy water. Galantshana also puts five litres of water around the garden to prevent from entering and trampling his plants.
- Text and photos: LINDANI DONYELI