SEED is an award-winning non-profit and public benefit organisation operating from Mitchell’s Plain on the Cape Flats.  Our work over the last 14 years has pioneered the Outdoor Classroom to not only grow ecological literacy, but also organic food for school goers, and importantly, also for the communities in which they are situated.

SEED is growing Rockland’s Urban Abundance Centre at Rocklands Primary in Mitchells Plain. The centre has grown out of direct request from community for jobs, skills and food gardens. We are now growing a training centre and enterprise hub that will contribute to the resilience and social cohesion of Mitchell’s Plain while offering education in permaculture and sustainable living, and demonstrating resilience practices to the local community and broader Cape Town population.

The use of schools as a central point for community-based resources supports ecological literacy, and also provides a means for SEED to establish strong relationships with communities who are able to engage with and benefit from the schools permaculture resources to make themselves and their families more capable of growing food in a context of very uncertain economics and even access to food.

SEED has a track record of working in partnerships with stakeholders and the committed delivery of projects.

Latest Blog

Food Freedom Project Case Study: Uncle Willie (Jackson)

Uncle Willie is 64 years old. He lives alone in his house in Tafelsig, about 7km from Rocklands Urban Abundance Centre. He used to work in an ink manufacturing company but was retrenched in the late 1980s. He then started his own painting company which he ran until 2014, and now only does odd jobs and lives of a meagre government pension. After he was […]

By |July 15th, 2015|Applied Permaculture Training Blog|0 Comments

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Classroom Construction Underway at Rocklands

Our vision to transform an urban Cape Flats neighborhood into a replicable model of sustainability, resilience and abundance  is one step closer to becoming a reality,  as the building of the SEED classroom at Rocklands Urban Abundance Centre commenced last week.

We are truly blessed with an incredible partnership with the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). The CPUT Architecture students, very ably led by master builder […]

By |May 11th, 2015|News|0 Comments