Our gardens are growing in both our Vancouver based, My World My Garden and our South African based, My World in a Garden® programs.
We are so excited and enthusiastic about the My World My Garden program. The My World My Garden program has proven to be very successful in both Vancouver and Bergnek this year. Each of the Vertical Food Garden Walls have been able to produce enough fresh veggies for 150 families each week during the growing season. This is due to the tenacity and support of both communities and the volunteers who keep the programs alive and thriving.
In Bergnek we are back into spring and the planting cycle to move the wall from it’s winter ,state back to full food production. We are looking forward to another great year and in fact,
are hoping to increase the number of walls in Bergnek to a total of 6 walls by the end of 2015 that will have the capacity to feed 900 families in total. That capacity would provide for immediate needs as well as storing food for winter use.
In Vancouver, at the Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre, we have had a fantastic growing season and the wall provided fresh veggies for over 150 families each week and we are now preparing winter veggies for the wall and preparing the wall for winter in general.
HERE’S WHERE WE NEED YOUR HELP:
The next steps are for us to increase capacity in the Bergnek Community as well as a adding a new site in Phoenix, Arizona to support the local community in West Phoenix and to continue supporting the Vancovuer, Canada Vertical Food Garden Wall.
Can you make a donation today and perhaps make it a recurring donation? The women and children at the Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and Bergnek are grateful for all of the support you have given them.
Thank you for your continued support of the women and children of the Ray-Cam Cooperative
Centre and Bergnek Communities and the My Arms Wide Open programs.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
“Warren’s Wall” is now reality. This is what the staff at Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre fondly dubbed their new vertical vegetable. I am equally humbled and honoured. Like its sister food walls in Bergnek and Cradock, South Africa, Warren’s Wall will bring focus to community, foodsecurity and family. At the same time, it will provide a special learning opportunity for the children and youth at Ray-Cam to work side-by-side with the Centre’s seniors. Working in teams, the seniors, together with the children and youth under supervision, will plant, maintain and
harvest the vertical garden. The Ray-Cam youth who have participated in and completed MAWO’s “Iziko Labahlali” Program will lead the teams in accordance with an established learning guide.