My name is Andrew Zwane founder of Seed Harvest Organisation; we use an approach called social and therapeutic Horticulture which is a process of using gardening, plants and horticulture to help individuals develop.
Our activities are varied but focus on championing the benefits Therapeutic Horticulture to individuals, communities and organisations, as well as teaching techniques and practical applications so that anyone in any community can take part and enjoy gardening. Gardening can help communities accomplish many things and can provide a purposeful activity for people coping with difficult periods in our life or people who want to do it as hobby or a profession.
Before working with Vision4Growth, I had not thought of opportunities or activities for the disabled and the visual impaired people in our organisation. When I was invited to take part in the construction of the 17th Century Garden in Cedars Park, I was not sure how I was going to fit in with the whole project. When I met first up with team Vision4Growth, I felt welcome and part of the team, there was professionalism in their approach from the beginning of the project to the end of which has become the beginning of the relationship between Vision4Growth, Seed Harvest Organisation and other partners we met on the journey.
Seed Harvest Organisation will definitely recommend Vision4Growth to other organisations and we would like to continue to work and support them on their future projects.