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Newsletter 28: Field of Dreams

Field Of Dreams

There is an interesting story told in the Old Testament about one of King Davids’ Mighty men, Shammah, taking his position in the centre of and defending a lentil field.  Of what value is a lentil field?

Living in the city, we can be forgiven for thinking that fields are insignificant and of little value.  But that is where our food supply comes from; not the grocery store.  Growing up in rural Eastern Cape, my granny Mandlela, had a 1-hectare plot of land where she grew her own vegetables and we lived off the land.  

During the lockdown where a lot of our sales activity has been affected and as we transition fully online, we’ve encouraged our ladies to work and live off the land.  We’ve heard encouraging testimonies of them bringing a bumper harvest and being sustained by their fields at this time.  We’re so glad that the Seeds of Hope Sustainability Food Garden initiative is starting to bear fruit and support rural livelihoods.

African Mamas – Fruit Platter

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African Mamas celebrates the beauty and creativity of African women who use the gift and skill of their hands – passed down from generation to generation – to provide for their families.  What is in your field of dreams? 

Till next month,

Nomaswazi Tinus
Founder & Director
African Mamas Crafts

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