The photo was taken at North-West Province of South Africa in a school called Goakganya Primary School where Peace Corps had their permagarden training with PCVs & Counterparts. The workshop was held on the 2-3 April 2012 and the picture was taken on the 9 May 2012. There is no one in the foto but I have one photo wherein the plot was started on the 3rd April.
What is happening is that we encourage people to design plot in different shapes to get the interest of young people into gardening, use it as a teaching aid and to communicate messages. In this one in particular, a message about HIV/AIDS is communicated. If one looks at the picture, s/he immediately recalls that HIV/AIDS exists and that we need vegetables to feed HIV/AIDS infected and affected.