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Mayor visits Johanna’s neat little food garden

George Executive Mayor Leon van Wyk and Wilderness ward councillor Marlene Barnardt visited the vegetable garden of Johanna Harmse (middle) in Touwsranten, one of more than 70 municipality-supported food gardens in the area. Initiated by the municipal Economic Development section in November last year and now run by Community Development, the gardens aim to feed at least a family but in some cases have the potential for additional income and supply to soup kitchens. Gardeners in the Touwsranten area are participating in a Best Garden Competition organised by Francine Ruben and Shelley Epstein (not pictured) of the Hoekwil and Wilderness Ratepayers Associations respectively.