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.
Building plans for our new classroom space have been finalised and the change in season is begging for more mud bricks to be made soon. We are looking forward to creating a new space here at Rocklands that provides for the growing demand for environmentally conscious learning experiences and the exponentially growing Seed bank. The materials that we will be using in the construction process will […]
Having grown out of requests from the local community, the SEED school holidays programme is proving to be a huge success with both the local children who attend and their parents, who struggle during the school holidays to find a safe and nurturing environment in which to leave their children whilst they are at work.
During the June school holidays we had 40 children attending . […]