DEL CRAMER CHILD DEVELOPMENT CAMPUS FARMING

On the Del Cramer Campus, we raise up to 800 chickens on a rotating basis. Spinach, beetroot, tomatoes, and other vegetables are grown on the campus in large garden beds. These projects provide quality food to supplement the menu for the children who attend our afterschool program and provides much needed employment in the community.

DEL CRAMER CHILD DEVELOPMENT CAMPUS BAKERY

The bakery on the Del Cramer Campus provides an opportunity for training and employment. The fresh bread, buns, cookies, and scones are sold in the village and are also enjoyed by the children in the afterschool program.

MOUNTAIN VIEW TRAINING AND RESEARCH FARM

Mountain View Farm is a 150-acre property that is used for vegetable farming and laying chickens. All of the food produced is either used in our feeding programs or sold at market to keep the farm sustainable. Our training and research program is done in partnership with the University of Limpopo Department of Agriculture.

In addition to producing food, Mountain View Farm is also the host site for a developing farm training program named, Teach a Child to Fish. This program is training students and faculty from local schools to operate their own school gardens. Training in farming techniques takes place at Mountain View. The program also includes teaching sound financial and business practices. The goal is to equip students with the abilities and resources to start their own home gardens for their families and potentially entice some into farming as a career. In either case, it will equip them to provide a sustainable food source for themselves and for their communities.