New garden

The second Gracie Garden land that was donated by Simon van Nimwegen, Hout Bay Superspar owner, and Trevor Mclean-Anderson, owner of Velocity Sports Lab, and his wife Lynn.

Elias Mapira, Jonathan Baston, Miracle Heston, Auden Hauya and Fox Mapila smile among the greenery at the second Gracie Garden on land off Valley Road.

All the vegetables grown by the non-profit are used to make healthy meals for hungry tummies in Mandela Park.

The garden includes anything that can be added to a vegetable soup, such as carrots, onions, potatoes, spinach and kale. The vegetables are all organic, grown without pesticides or harmful fertilisers.

“The first bed is growing super well. The second bed is full of seeds and the guys are currently putting in a third bed,” said Gordon Aeschliman, founder of Gracie Gardens.

This new garden is expected to boost Gracie’s meals to 120 000 a year.