Community Programs

The Community Connect nursery was opened in 2011 and owes its humble beginnings to a member of the Mandela Park Peace Garden, Oom David, who for many years of his own initiative propagated indigenous plants for sale and for use in the community garden. SANBI recognized his skill and built a 40 square meter nursery for him to upscale his operations.we recently appointed a new staff member under the Green Sebenza job creation program.

The Mandela Park Peace Garden was the second project of the Mamelodi Greening Committee initiated in 1997 in a partnership between the Jewish National Fund, the British High Commission and Food & trees for Africa to develop one hectare of community food gardens for pensioners. The Mandela Park Peace Garden is situated adjacent to the JNF Walter Sisulu Environmental Centre, in Mamelodi just north of the Moretela River overlooking the mountains that form the Eastern boundary of the township.