SEED is an established, award-winning non‐profit and public benefits organization (PBO 930024544) operating from Mitchells Plain on the Cape Flats. Our work over the last 12 years has shown us that it is possible to transform whole communities through growing a culture of outdoor learning in schools.
Rocklands Urban Abundance Centre is growing as the first pilot of this model. It incorporates education, demonstration, innovation and research with community enterprise.
One of the core principles of Permaculture design principles is to use as little space as possible – this is so that we minimize our impact on the natural world and it is also energy and time efficient. It also it means that people with small urban spaces can grow a year round supply of some fresh food.
We call this stacking – and making […]
We have recently been focusing on improving the productivity of the main vegetable garden at Rockland’s Urban Abundance Centre to raise our input towards the school feeding scheme and also to begin to generate income through sales or organic vegetables.
We have enlisted the help of Brian Joffin, Biodynamic farmer extraordinaire, and the results have been astonishing.
The first steps have been:
Clear the garden of excess […]