A community activist is transforming a dumping ground into a peace garden.
Cape Town – Residents say the piece of land on the corner of Ivy Road and Parkwood Avenue in Parkwood has been a hot spot for crime for years.
Addicts used drugs and gangsters would hide between the shrubs waiting to attack people, while some residents would also dump their rubbish there.
A year ago, Max Amansure, the founder of the Parkwood Community Upliftment NGO, along with volunteers decided to clear the veld and turn it into a vegetable garden where carrots, beetroot and butternut are now being grown.
“People sold drugs here on this land,” says Max.