On Saturday, gold took another exciting step on our journey to expose our youth to the opportunities in the food system! Recognizing the real food security crisis, not only in our communities, but globally, we are piloting HiGro Tower Gardens in our gold Kraaifontein schools (Hector Peterson, Masibambane and Bloekombos) and taking this project on as our Advocacy Campaign for the year!
Peer Educators from all four tracks, along with their Facilitator Interns enjoyed a training day with James Dick, inventor of the HiGro Tower Gardens. Each HiGro column is a water-wise vertical system for 48 plants and doesn’t require soil, presenting an easy, compact solution to food production in small spaces.
This year, gold is focussing on contributing to and creating awareness around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG1: No Poverty, SDG 4: Quality Education, and SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth. Through this project, we are empowering and envisioning our Peer Educators and Facilitator Interns around these goals. They are growing their education around a new skill, contributing to poverty reduction within their communities and ultimately moving towards more employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. Our gold youth are part of a larger vision than themselves, knowing that even small actions lead to global change. We are so excited to see where this opportunity takes us… We’ll keep you posted as we go!