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APT Internship Week 7: Natural Building

By |August 13th, 2014|

In our urban landscapes, we see the consistent use of inappropriate materials and designs that create an imbalance within all the surrounding systems. In our cities, institutional environments and housing developments we see and feel the dominating presence of these spaces. Built spaces are designed to influence our thoughts, emotions, behavior and our movement.

The current, […]

Permablitz at Mitchell’s Plain Rehabilitation Centre

By |August 13th, 2014|

Our incredible Accredited Permaculture Training Interns put their knowledge to good use and permablitzed (permaculture blitzed!) the St. James In-Take Centre in Mitchells Plain: a rehabilitation centre created and supported by a wonderful woman called Roslyn where she works with recovering addicts from her home. Her permablitz team is designing the gardens’systems so that it […]

Food Freedom Project in the Plainsman

By |August 7th, 2014|

Our Food Freedom Project was recently featured in the Plainsman – the Mitchells Plain community newspaper. So far we have 70 Mitchells Plain families involved is this WesBank sponsored project who for a membership fee of  just R80 per year receive a two day permaculture food gardening course, 20 kg’s of compost, 10 kg’s of […]

Our Cape Flats Adapted Heirloom Seedbank is Growing

By |August 6th, 2014|

Thanks to all of Tania’s love and commitment, our Cape Flats adapted Heirloom Seed Bank is growing beautifully.

Dino Kale

Purple Peas


Rocklands Seed Bank on a wintery morning

Tania and her Seed Bank

Watch this space… we plan to be selling our Cape Flats adapted Heirloom Seed’s to the public soon.

SEED School Holidays Programme

By |August 5th, 2014|

School holidays can be a very vulnerable time for many children as parents are forced to leave children at home while they work. Jakob Sonntag one of our fantastic volunteers from Germany ran a school holidays programme at Rocklands these last June holidays, engaging the children in environmental education in a fun and creative way, whilst […]

APT Internship Weeks 5-6: Permaculture Design

By |August 1st, 2014|

In our different contexts, we face challenges on a daily basis that are socio-economic and environmental. The urban spaces we live in in Cape Town have been designed through a very particular socio-economic agenda, with little concern for our natural resource base.

The Cape Flats area was created in the era of resettling people along racially […]

Growing Gardens in Atlantis Schools

By |August 1st, 2014|

SEED working in partnership with WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of Southern Africa)  established a food garden at Saxonsea Primary in Atlantis.

Shannon’s Story: Growing Hope (and Gourmet Mushrooms)

By |July 28th, 2014|

” If someone told me that at the age of 31 I would be jobless, homeless and diagnosed with cancer, I would never have believed them. After being diagnosed I thought my life was over. I was ready to accept my fate; the will to live just vanished. It felt like a time to rectify […]

APT Internship Week 4: Green Technologies Part 2

By |July 16th, 2014|

Week four of the internship was an interesting one that saw interns acquire a diverse range of skills from cutting sheet metal to stitching shwe-shwe fabrics, as the participants continued with the completion of their solar cookers and solar dryer and created new green technologies.

The kitchen is in many ways the energy center of the house. […]

SEED was runner up in the Mail & Guardians Greening the Future Awards

By |July 4th, 2014|

SEED’s Accredited Permaculture Training Programme was runner up in the Youth Leadership and Job Creation category of the Mail & Guardians Greening the Future Awards last week. The programme works to connect unemployed youth with opportunities in the green economy by providing accredited permaculture training and a 20 week internship followed  job placements and clear […]