Twice a week, I join my women friends to walk about 200 meters to our local community garden where we spend our valuable time. We not only work on the farms, but we interact and share stories of love joy and learning. Last week, one of my friends shared a story how her grandchild finally made his first baby step- a proud grandmother of 4. It’s these movements that we cherish despite all the hardship we face. These communal gatherings at the local farms brings us together and help us embrace our traditions and love. We also learn a lot from each other.
The most important aspect is what we hope to get out of these community gardens. At our group, we are very positive that this vegetable garden season will produce beans, cabbages, rape, tomatoes and cowpeas. I know for sure we will support our families with food on the table and will be able to sale some of these produces. Nsugeni Community Based Organization is doing a great job helping us engage in these activities as it helps us improve our health and increase our food production.