Hlumani community garden in Khayelitsha is the oldest example of a successful, community-owned food garden in Cape Town's townships. Here, Jayfsh Mshweshwe (left) and Alfred Ngcizela (right), two of Hlumani's 44 members, survey their crops. The garden has begun to recover from a dry period lasting many months due to a broken water system. Many of the growing vegetables died before the system could be fixed.
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A long-time Hlumani member tends to his vegetables.
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Jayfsh Mshweshwe stands in the doorway of the container where the gardeners keep their tools.
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Some of the garden is still looking a shadow of its pre-drought self.
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Alfred Ngcizela explains how the water pump broke.
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Broken water system parts - the cause of all the trouble.
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Jayfsh Mshweshwe makes sure the now-functioning water system is connected properly.
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Now that they have water, many crops in the Hlumani garden are making a comeback.
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