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Producer: Oxyg3n Media

Genres: Entertainment, Factual


10 x 30’

This series explores sustainable gardening in South Africa. Frances Tophill travels the country, visiting community gardens across Johannesburg and Cape Town designed to provide food security and skills development for the population’s poor. Frances gleans facts about the unique history of these gardens and their owners. Whether she is visiting hungry orphans gardening in plastic bottles and discarded car tyres, bearded hipsters growing heritage vegetables on rooftops, or clergymen feeding their flocks in the space between the church and its fence, there are lessons to be learnt and incredible stories to be told. This series is part gardening, part sociology, part cooking, and a whole lot of sharing.