Southern Cape residents who are taking the lead in food security will be awarded at the Food Garden Competition, hosted by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture.
Residents with gardens in Karatara, Rheenendal and Fairview were invited to enter the competition. The two categories are household and community gardens.
Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, will attend the ceremony on Friday.
The competition involved 14 household gardens in Karatara, 16 in Fairview and 26 in Rheenendal.
In 2013, the Provincial Department of Agriculture, along with other stakeholders, handed over food gardens to residents in the area. Minister Winde said the food gardening project was a prime example of the Western Cape Government and residents working together to ensure households can meet food security needs.
"The aim of this competition is to encourage residents to continue growing their vegetables, promoting food security in the Western Cape," said Minister Winde.
There will be opportunities for interviews and photographs.

Date: Friday, 6 February 2015
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Venue: Karatara Community Hall, Main Road, Karatara

For more information contact:
Bronwynne Jooste
Spokesperson: Ministry of Economic Opportunities
Western Cape Government
Tel: 021 483 3550
Cell: 060 970 4301
Email: bronwynne.jooste@westerncape.gov.za
Twitter: bronwynnejooste