Herbal bounty for impoverished communities

In an effort to bring sustenance and hope to poverty-stricken areas during the national lockdown, the troops of Break Time Buddies have harvested basil and celery crops and shared the bounty with the surrounding community.

Break Time Buddies is a component of Nelson Mandela University’s INMED’s school-based Health In Action programme.    

Situated at the university’s Missionvale campus, the project aims to provide nutrition and healthy lifestyle education for children, teachers and parents in disadvantaged communities. They have been active for nearly five years.

There are six Break Time Buddies in Nelson Mandela Bay, each responsible for five schools situated in Motherwell, Kwazakhele, Zwide, New Brighton and the northern areas.

The Break Time Buddies say their harvest was sorted into 30 packs containing various herbs such as basil and celery, adding that the packs also included information about the benefits of the herbs and how to incorporate them into meals.

Read more at Herald Live.


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