■ Non-profit organisation Soil for Life invites unemployed people living in Phillippi, Retrea, Steenberg and Cafda to join their 12-week Home Food Gardens programme. Training starts in June and trainees are taught sustainable, affordable ways to grow organic vegetables in the smallest of spaces. No experience is needed, but applicants must commit to weekly training for the duration of the course. The cost of R15 a person includes expert training, support and a vegetable garden starter kit (with seeds, compost, mulch and seedlings). For more information go to www.soilforlife.co.za, call 021 794 4982 (office hours) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.