Teens transform gang-ridden area with food gardens

The Feed the Future Garden Project works with youth and communities focusing on valuable education around food and food security. Photo: Supplied/Food For Mzansi

In a community where fatal gun fights claim the lives of young people on the regular, a group of youngsters are taking an activist role in working to change their community and make it a better place.

In Elsies River in the Western Cape, where toddlers are shot in the mouth and young men fight for their lives in hospital after gang-related crossfires, 18-year-old Geronimo de Klerk and his friends are trying their level best to change the community through agriculture…