Every Household, Every School & Every Plot a Food Garden
One criticism agains the democratic government that came to power in 1994 is that in almost a quarter of a century it has created an unhealthy culture of citizen dependence on the state through its myriad of grants. Where ordinary people in the rural used to produce their own food on a small and subsistent scale, this has virtually ceased to exist as citizens become passive recepients of delivery from government. A negative mindset has developed over time that has demobilized citizens as more and more people demand free services from the state.
In order to correct this unsustainable state of affairs, TMM calls upon South Africans to turn every household, every school and every unused plot into a food garden. Charity begins at home and turning every household into a vegetable and fruit garden will make a huge difference in the country; School is the perfect place to teach responsible behaviour and economic usefulness by way of using the schools yard as a food garden; turning every plot in the village and township in particular will address the problem of food security while creating a spirit of community collaboration and solidarity. TMM already has cases of ordinary township residents turning vacant plots into food gardens and this needs to be replicated throughout the country. This campaign can be extended to hospitals, correctional facilities and many other community institutions.