Meet Your Farmer

Thabang Makoloi

Farm Manager at Siyakhana Food Garden (Observatory, Johannesburg)

Thabang’s job is to interface between Siyakhana producers (farmers) and their loyal customer base, as well as managing the production of produce by the team of farmers. He prides himself on being a hard worker. He has a systematic way of thinking and leading the food garden. What we like best is his flexibility and being readily available for his customers (like Kula).


Amon Maluleke

Farm Manager at Thembalami Food Garden (Lyndhurst, Johannesburg)

Amon is an inspiring permaculturalist and a pioneer of inner-city gardening. He is be known for being one of the founders of Johannesburg’s Bertrams Inner City Farm (Bambanani). He also expertly guided the foundation of the Kula Food Garden in Midrand. He not only comes with a wealth of expertise in growing food organically, he also has an incredible ability to guide and train others (including Founder of Kula Organic Produce, Nonku Britton-Masekela).


Violet Mabaso

Agripreneur and MD of Molobanyane Co-operative (Lenin Food Garden, Alex)

Violet “Mam Vi” Mabaso is an entrepreneur at the Lenin Food Garden in Alexandra Township in Gauteng, specialising in herbs. She not only has amazing skill in growing food organically but also specialises in pickling and drying vegetables and herbs for sale (look out for her products in our online store).