Michael Oak Waldorf Grade 3’s Visit Rocklands

By |May 16th, 2014|

We are growing our schools visits to reach the whole of Cape Town.

The grade 3’s  from Michael Oak Waldorf, Kenilworth spent a hands-on morning At Rocklands Urban Abundance Centre learning about soil, compost, worms and the joyous miracle of decomposition. Magic happens in the dark.

To book a schools tour e-mail yoli@seed.org.za

Growing Gardens

By |March 25th, 2014|

We have recently been focusing on improving the productivity of the main vegetable garden at Rockland’s Urban Abundance Centre to raise our input towards the school feeding scheme and also to begin to generate income through sales or organic vegetables.

We have enlisted the help of Brian Joffin, Biodynamic farmer extraordinaire, and the results have been […]

Accredited Youth Training for the Green Economy

By |March 25th, 2014|

This program kicks off in May and runs till October. The structure is a three-week Accredited Permaculture Training followed by a five-month internship that focuses on exit strategies into job placement as well as entrepreneurial support and development.

Interested applicants can come to Rockland’s to sign up – or write to kruger.alex@gmail.com for the application form. […]

The Gourmet Mushroom Project

By |March 25th, 2014|

After some time now the Gourmet Mushroom Enterprise is getting back on its feet and finally getting ready to grow mushrooms again!

We’ve all been quite busy over here busy retrofitting a new mushroom growing facility, bringing together a devoted community enterprise team, co-creating a partnership with Pick n Pay to purchase Eryngi, Pink Oyster and Shiitake mushrooms.

We are […]

The Hundred Homes project

By |March 25th, 2014|

– Mitchells Plain Food Freedom
This program continues to grow local gardeners and local facilitators. The focus over autumn will be to grow the existing gardeners knowledge base and to facilitate Permablitzes that grow household resilience. The Permablitz happens in a day and sees a large group of people implementing broader systems than food gardens.

All new […]

Schools Education News

By |March 25th, 2014|

Schools Education at Rocklands have been boosted by the incredible input of Dinah Prior, who is volunteering her time and incredible experience in growing Forest schools in England.

We’ve had 15 school visits in the past 2 months. We have worked with our grade 5, 6, and 7 lessons as well as some newer curricula with […]

Rocklands recognised as World Design Capital Project

By |February 11th, 2014|

Rocklands Urban Abundance Centre has been recognized as an official project of the World Design Capital Cape Town 2014. We are excited by the energy this brings and look forward to growing our menu of tours and learning adventures. To experience a Permaculture Learning journey please book with yoli@seed.org.za and watch this space.