You can make a difference

Whether it be converting space in your yard to a food garden or donating a few cents to the organisations who can help those who need these gardens, you can make a difference.

This public service announcement was produced by the TV students of Ukulima Grahamstown to motivate you to make a change as everyone has a part to play in the development of our country. The PSA supports Umthathi Training Project, a local NGO who does its service to Grahamstown by educating interested members of the community on how to cultivate their own food gardens. Being an NGO, they appreciate any help they can get. For more information on this organisation you can visit their website:


Future Journalists 2007 said...

It is Kgaugelo Motlafi as a little girl. lol

About Ukulima Grahamstown

Ukulima means 'to cultivate' in isiXhosa and we felt it was a very appropriate name for our project since we are exploring how food gardens are a local and sustainable solution to the global crisis that is food security.

We are a group of third year journalism students that were given the topic 'food gardens' as part of our Critical Media Production course. We are a multimedia group consisting of writers, designers, TV, radio and photojourn students and have been working together, as well as with various civic organisations and community projects on a number of media outputs.

Even though this project will only last six weeks, we hope to 'cultivate' some change in our community and make our media outputs sustainable in that we wish to leave behind knowledge that will benefit people and hopefully lead them in the right direction in creating a food garden that will make them self-sufficient.

We are creating a DVD of all of our visual outputs, which will come with a 'how to' brochure and packet of seeds. We plan to distribute these to various schools, clinics and community centres in the Grahamstown/iRhini area in the hopes that we can encourage people to build food gardens of their own.

We are exhibiting all of our work at Barratt Lecture Hall, Rhodes University on October 22 2008, and hope that members of the community take a look at our efforts in promoting the idea of food gardens.