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APT Applications for 2015 Opening Soon

By |April 1st, 2015|

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 […]

Hundred Homes Project- Growing Urban Resilience

By |March 31st, 2015|

The Hundred Homes Project has continued to grow local gardeners and local facilitators over the past few months and we currently have 142 Mitchells Plain homes on board!  The first formal FOOD FREEDOM workshop for all the new members took place on Saturday, 28 March and we are nearing a total of 200 people trained as […]

Gourmet Mushroom Enterprise News

By |March 30th, 2015|

Over the past several months The Gourmet Mushroom Enterprise has undergone quite a few shifts that have consisted of challenges and new opportunities.  During this period of inconsistent load-shedding, we have felt the realities of running a community enterprise in Mitchells Plain and have become even more eager to get off the grid so we […]

Launch of SEED’s Inaugural School Holiday Programme

By |March 6th, 2015|

We are incredibly proud to announce the first of the SEED School Holiday Programmes which will run this year. Our inaugural programme takes place at Rocklands Urban Abundance Centre in Mitchells Plain from 7 April – 11 April from 8.30am – 4.30pm each day.

The programme is aimed at children from the area aged between 7 […]

APT Internship weeks 12 to 15 – Berry cages, Food Freedom and transformation

By |October 23rd, 2014|

In the previous weeks we implemented our designs and planted a Zone 2 Garden, which encompasses a food forest, indigenous windbreak and staple crop production. The next step in this system was to install the water management systems and to construct a berry cage.

The berry cage has been placed in the south eastern side of […]

Indigenous foods to boost food security in the Cape Flats

By |September 19th, 2014|

The inspiring Loubie Rusch of Making KOS took members of the 100 Homes Project and SEED staff on a delicious Indigenous food journey at Rocklands Urban Abundance Centre, sharing with us her incredible knowledge about the growing and preparing of highly nutritious and readily available indigenous foods such as veldkool and dune spinach.

We are extremely excited about […]

Transform your Life with Permaculture at the SEED Open Day

By |September 16th, 2014|

The SEED OPEN DAY is happening SATURDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2014 at Rocklands Urban Abundance Centre in Mitchells Plain from 10 am to 1pm.

EDUCATIONAL DISPLAYS AND DEMONSTRATIONS:

Organic food, fruit and medicine gardening.
Healthy cooking and herbal remedies.
Composting, worm farms, liquid manures and more.
DIY green technology like earth ovens, solar ovens, solar food driers,energy saving devices and solar […]

Food Freedom Activists Permablitz Portlands, Mitchells Plain.

By |September 9th, 2014|

SEED Food freedom Project activists are currently “permablitzing”  and implemeting a Nodal Resource Centre at Wilweena and Ronald Fortune’s home that will support members of the Food Freedom Project  and other residents of the Portlands area in Mitchells Plain. Wilweena is a home entrepreneur and her newly acquired gardening skills will support her as a […]

APT Internship weeks 9, 10 & 11: Designing, Tweaking & Implementing a Staple Food and Food Forest System

By |September 8th, 2014|

Our Interns designed a Zone 2 system in their design week and we implemented it over three weeks.

To speed up the implementation, we hired a small TLB (digger/loader) in to cut off the first layer of Kweek or couch grass over an area of about 200 m2. That in itself was a challenge as sand […]

“Perma -blitz” in the Plainsman

By |August 17th, 2014|

The permablitzing  (permaculture blitzing) of the the St. James In-Take Centre in Mitchells Plain was featured in the Mitchells Plain community newspaper, the Plainsman. The St James In-Take Centre is a rehabilitation centre created and supported by a wonderful woman called Roslyn who works with recovering addicts from her home.

SEED’s Accredited Permaculture Training Interns […]