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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SEED in the Cape Times: 28 May 2014

By |May 28th, 2014|

Wonderful column from the Cape Town Partnership in the Cape Times today about SEED and other urban farming initiatives around Cape Town. Read online here.

Zoar E.K. Primary School’s organic veggie garden wins national prize

By |May 26th, 2014|

Zoar E.K. Primary School  recently received a cheque for R15 000 from the National School Feeding Programme for their veggie garden which won the best vegetable garden prize in the Karoo gardens category.

Situated between Ladismith and Calitzdorp in the Klein Karo, Zoar E.K. Primary is a rural school of approximately 350 students that has been […]