This man turned his front lawn into a veggie patch to help the poor in his community

December 4, 2017 2:54 pm Last Updated: December 4, 2017 2:54 pm

Johan Scott from Heidelberg, South Africa woke up one morning to discover his cauliflower was stolen. Scott realized there might be many individuals in dire need of food in his neighborhood, so he set about to help the best way he could.

Scott, 62, is no stranger to helping the community, as he’s a retired police officer. So he came up with an ingenious idea to help the poor by growing food right in front of his house. He transformed his entire front yard into a mini farm.

What did he plant? A whole lot of vegetables, including beans, onions, eggplants, beetroot, etc.—and all for free. Anyone is welcome to take the food as needed.

“It warms my heart when people eat my vegetables,” Scott told Network24. “That is why I planted this, because the people are hungry, they need this.”

Scott shows that sowing the seeds of goodness can be done right in your front yard, literally!