Dorah Tlhoele and Matshidiso Mokwape

Co-founders, Tsogang Bosele

Dorah Tlhoele (27) and Matshidiso Mokwape (30) are the youngest members of a group of five in Soweto's Diepkloof community who are using education about good nutrition to help heal the ill. The Tsogang Bosele food gardening project, founded by Nomode Modise, who has worked for most of her life towards bettering the community, works largely with the sick and the elderly. It was registered as a cooperative in December 2009 and, since its start-up in January this year, has already taught 18 people who are chronically ill how to grow organic food. It has also set up two food gardens that act as models to help inspire the surrounding community. Tlhoele and Mokwape have been involved in the project from its inception and work daily in their garden at the Diepkloof Quaker Community Centre, planting seedlings and watering the produce. On Thursdays workshops are held to teach anyone who is interested how to make a success of a simple veggie patch. �Lisa Steyn

Lunch spot:Quaker Community Centre organic food garden, Soweto, Johannesburg