African Women in Agriculture (AWiA)

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  • Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • 2198
  • SOUTH AFRICA
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Winter visit to the TLC Farm

Posted by Janice Scheckter on July 27, 2019 8:45 AM SAST
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On Friday 25 July, I and members of the new AWiA team visited our small veggie garden on the TLC Farm. One of the main reasons for the visit was to do some planning for a possible Women's Month and to inspect land for a potential 5 Ha Chilli plantation. I've shared some images from the visit. 

Thandeka Mlandeli, the future face of agri-preneurship and our first farmer in training. 

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The abundant AWiA farm at TLC

Posted by Janice Scheckter on January 12, 2019 12:15 AM SAST
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Yesterday, myself and one of the AWiA co-founders, Sibongile Cele, visited our organic veggie farm at TLC Children's Home in Eikenhof. What started as an overgrown weed patch on 17 July 2018 is now an abundant beautiful veggie garden. 

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AWiA at the Mcebo Wealth rooftop farm market day

Posted by Janice Scheckter on November 20, 2018 5:50 AM SAST
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Right in the heart of Hillbrow, a suburb of many different narratives, some good and some, a little frightening at times, is the Mcebo Wealth Rooftop Farm. On Saturday 17 November, a market day welcomed tourists and those with a passion for agriculture. 

Sibongile Cele of Mcebo Wealth Rooftop Farm who is also the provider of AWiA's heritage seeds and a founder of AWiA. 

AWiA, ever-present selling our Farm-in-a-box. 

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AWiA invited to present at Landbank

Posted by Janice Scheckter on November 8, 2018 3:40 AM SAST
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On 6 November AWiA was one of the organisations invited to present at Landbank's inaugural innovation day. At the event, Landbank CEO, TP spoke about the passion he witnessed, displayed by the likes of AWiA, MADST, the Khula App, The University of Johannesburg's iZindaba Zokudla program and more. 

TP Nchocho, CEO, the Landbank

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It's harvesting season at TLC children's home

Posted by Ayanda Khuzwayo on October 24, 2018 5:20 AM SAST
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Its harvesting season and the team at TLC children's home has been hard at work. The programme, which initially kicked off on the 18th of July as part of the Mandela day commemorations, aims to supply the TLC children's home with freshly produced vegetables. The programme has been running smoothly according to Thandeka Mlandeli who manages the Garden, "The plan is to improve the farm every day" she said.

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