Getting Creative on the SEED School Holidays Programme

By |September 2nd, 2015|

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 […]

Diversity, Knowledge and Inspiration on the APT 2015

By |September 2nd, 2015|

After many month of planning and preparation, the Applied Permaculture Training took place at Rocklands Urban Abundance Centre for three weeks in July. A beautiful diversity of people came together and shared information and knowledge in our abundant living library.

Once again the course proved to be a truly transformational experience for all participants and they have […]

Springing into action with the Mitchells Plain Food Freedom Project!

By |September 2nd, 2015|

Currently supporting over 170 home gardeners, Mitchells Plain Food Freedom just celebrated three years since the inception of the project, and they have been seriously rocking this past winter. They signed up more the 40 new members of which the majority are youth members. Apart from training the new youth members ,they have been very busy hosting […]

Saving Seed, Sharing Knowledge and Growing the Seed Bank Eco -enterprise

By |August 26th, 2015|

The SEED Seed Bank continues to grow with Tania who heads the Seed Bank selecting some wonderful new open pollinated  varieties for our winter seed saving crops to adapt to the local conditions here at Rocklands Urban Abundance Centre. The Russian Red Kale that has been growing beautifully with its Caprico Onion ,Bulgarian Giant Leeks […]

Classroom Construction Underway at Rocklands

By |May 11th, 2015|

Our vision to transform an urban Cape Flats neighborhood into a replicable model of sustainability, resilience and abundance  is one step closer to becoming a reality,  as the building of the SEED classroom at Rocklands Urban Abundance Centre commenced last week.

We are truly blessed with an incredible partnership with the Cape Peninsula University of Technology […]

Come Learn with SEED

By |May 5th, 2015|

We’ve got some fantastic courses lined up for this year, from Backyard Food Gardening and  Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation to Level 4 Accredited Permaculture Training. Check out the brochure below for dates and details.  You can also find out more and book online here.

Seed Saving Workshop with Ekasi Project Green

By |April 29th, 2015|

Tania Jacobs the dedicated “CEO” of  the SEED Seed Bank hosted a Seed Saving Workshop at Rocklands on Saturday 25th April with the Ekasi Project Green crew and others.

Ekasi Project Green are a grass roots organisation run by some incredible youth from Khayelitsha who are deeply committed to bringing farming into urban townships for various reasons […]

SEED School Holiday Programme off to a great start!

By |April 20th, 2015|

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 […]

The “Little Green Corner” at Rocklands Primary is Growing

By |April 20th, 2015|

Our wonderful SAGEnet volunteers Marina and Hannah have been working with some of the pupils from Rocklands Primary building a herb spiral and painting new pictures on the wall in the Little Green Corner at Rocklands Primary. Situated behind the schools’ kitchen, the Little Green Corner was started last year by SEED’s Yoli with a […]

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 […]