28-year old garden


Tatomkhulu Nelani standing in his garden

Tatomkhulu Nelani standing in his garden

Boyce Nelani started his garden in 1990 when Eluxolweni was still a squatter camp. He was a watchman at Adda Hall at Eluxolweni.

He asked for and got permission to occupy the empty space behind Community Hall to plant his garden “chase away the hunger”, as he said.

In his garden, Nelani provides vegetables to a creche at Archie Mbolekwa Higher primary School and the  Nompumelelo Creche in Joza. Nelani also assists the elderly by giving them some vegetables. He has always planted onions, beetroot, pumpkin, and spinach.

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