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.
The Youth and the Green Economy Internship ended with a bang last November and the physical presence of last years graduates has been very much missed at Rocklands Urban Abundance Centre, although though their green footprints are always evident within the gardens and landscapes. The graduate’s actions are now a legacy left to Rocklands Primary School and the communities within the Cape Flats, as is […]
The inaugural SEED School Holiday Programme kicked off two weeks ago, and what an exciting and inspiring learning journey it has been for both the facilitators and the children who attended. The programme is being run by the wonderful Serai Herbst with the help of specialist facilitators, and has been made possible due to the financial support of the Solon Education Foundation and of […]