The Hope Project, Garden Project, Launched at Mount Royal School

On Thursday 3 September, after many months of combined efforts, the Garden Project at Mount Royal was officially launched, starting off with a demonstration of Zulu Dance. Dr Pillay, in her keynote speech focused on sustainable living to ensure food security by highlighting the global shift from a linear economy where raw materials are used, products made and once used are discarded as waste, to a cyclical economy in which waste is recycled. The current trend was adopted in the collaborative Northwood – Mount Royal Garden Project in which “waste” such as the veg peels and egg shells is now transformed into organic compost on site at Mount Royal to feed the newly created organic veg garden. The garden boasts a variety of veggies such as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, beetroot, spinach, tomatoes and beans – the seedlings of which were propagated by Northwood Life Sciences learners as part of a practical investigation. In addition, the Water Wise Reading Garden was launched by Mr Viljoen, during a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, against a backdrop of melodious guitar strumming by Northwood student, Troy Krause.
Dr Preethlall (Acting Director-TLSS) and Mrs T Mkhize(LS Subject Adviser) visited Mount Royal later in the day to inspect the site.

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