01 MAY 2020
SHONGOANE (LEPHALALE)
BY FRANCINA NKOSI

As Africans when we grew up we depended on growing our own food and exchanging food. When harvested more than enough mealies will exchange for goat, beans, groundnuts etc. People shared love, families were caring for other families.

Then people were relocated to townships facing the loss of access to land for own production that’s where dependency started to manifest and we started adopting to white monopoly capitalists regime. I wish and hope people could go back to their roots and start growing their own food at their smallest backyards.

Growing your own food has many health benefits: It helps you eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.
Vegetables that ripen in the garden have more nutrients than some store-bought vegetables that must be picked early.

I know water is a challenge but you can use the water you used for laundry just add ash into the water leave it for purification then you can water your plants including rain harvesting so let’s preserve our indigenous seeds and knowledge .Lets promote food Sovereignty to overcome COVAD-19 lockdown pandemic.