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APT Internship Week 3: Green Technologies

By |July 2nd, 2014|

In week 3 of the Accredited Permaculture Internship Programme, participants were reintroduced to alternatives technologies. We visited energy systems within SEED’s naturally established environment at Rocklands to identify energy pathways and natural processes that could assist in providing innovative solutions that harness free energy.

In assessing the socio-economic challenges that our societies face globally, we looked […]

APT Internship Week 2 : Food is Medicine

By |June 25th, 2014|

We returned to food in week two of the internship with a somewhat simpler menu, but explored sugar-free desserts as a bonus. Our steamed vegetables with a soya sauce, ginger, garlic, chili and herb dressing was still a hit. The salad was full of anti-oxidants – fresh brassica leaves (pak choi, rocket, mizuna, tatsoi) and […]

SEED’s Gourmet Mushrooms a sell out at Oranjezicht City Farm Market

By |June 23rd, 2014|

The Gourmet Mushroom Projects oyster mushrooms were a  hit at the Oranjezicht City Farm market on Saturday. We sold out and will be back there with more mushrooms when the next flush is ready.

These Oyster Mushrooms are grown with passion at Rocklands Urban Abundance Center , then picked daily. The mushrooming enterprise is the […]

APT Internship Week One: Food is Medicine

By |June 20th, 2014|

Food is Medicine is our first theme for the internship where we reconnect ourselves to our food sources and food cultures. The current food system, globalisation and supermarket culture have commoditized food to the point that much of the food available today is dubious in source, nutritionally deficient, highly processed and has often travelled for […]

Gourmet mushrooms helping to build a more nutritious, delicious and sustainable world.

By |June 20th, 2014|

SEED have recently retrofitted a new mushroom growing facility in Mitchell’s Plain, bringing together a devoted community enterprise team. These Oyster Mushrooms are grown with passion at Rocklands Urban Abundance Center , then picked daily. The mushrooming enterprise is the first of it’s kind in SA and is providing a training platform , job opportunities […]

Schools Learning Adventures Update

By |June 11th, 2014|

Learning adventures for under resourced schools in at the Cape Flats are ticking along nicely at Rocklands Urban Abundance Center. Soyisile Primary School Grade 5 learners from Khayelitsha had a wonderful day of learning and exploring with us, and we have also established a close knit relationship with Khanya Primary School not very far from […]

Gourmet Mushroom Enterprise: The Journey to Self Reliance

By |June 11th, 2014|

The past few months have been somewhat of a roller coaster ride for the Gourmet Mushroom Enterprise, full of high flying progress moving them closer towards full-scale production and low laying roadblocks in which they have had to manifest creative solutions to get around.

But the ever devoted mushroom team has proven to be even more resilient than previously thought as they relentlessly and collaboratively […]

Food Freedom in our Neighbourhood

By |June 10th, 2014|

The Food Freedom Project is currently undergoing some changes as it constantly adapts to the needs of the local community and the environment.  Training for our local Food Freedom Farmers is becoming ever  more practical, with the project aiming to have a greater physical presence in the local area. Themed training workshops will be held […]

APT Week 3 – Permaculture Designers Ready to Change the(ir) World

By |June 4th, 2014|

Our third and final week on the training segment of the Applied Accredited Permaculture Training Programme rounded off regenerative agriculture practice by planting up the seed bank garden to maximum capacity at Rocklands. Before we moved into the final Permaculture design work, Wendy Crawford spent time with the students sharing her experiences on grain production […]

APT Week 2: Journey Into Sustainability

By |May 27th, 2014|

Our second weeks journey on the Accredited Permaculture Training Programme started with the home. We explored the design and materials involved in sustainable buildings, and the ecosystems that can be created around them to accept the waste products from the house. This led us into working with  both domestic and large-scale composting techniques with a […]