GROENHEUWEL FARMS - SOUTH AFRICA
Andre Spangenberg runs an impressive citrus farm in Augrabie in the north west of South Africa close to the Namibian border. Although the region in this area is dry and desolate it harbours one of South Africa’s major rivers .. the orange river which ensures an ample and continuous supply of fresh water. In order to “green a desert” apart from water you also need another magic ingredient to grow food and that is compost. By applying compost Andre and his team have created a rich soil vibrant healthy soil in perfect for growing organic lemons, grapefruits and oranges. Andre is a great example how we can use waste land to produce healthy nutritious food sustainably and thus he is part of the solution when it comes to feeding a growing global population.
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