Welcome to SEED.

SEED works to grow personal, household and community resilience, and prepare youth for work in the local green economy.

At the heart of our work is permaculture; an optimistic tool for designing low-carbon, highly productive human and environmental systems. 

At the Rocklands Abundance Center in Mitchell's Plein, Cape Town, we envisage a transformed Cape Flats where young people are inspired and empowered to create thriving and resilient communities. We focus on abundant food systems, appropriate technologies, social innovation, supporting local entrepreneurship and transformative education.

We offer resilience education training programs for youth & adults. 

We deliver the Outdoor Classroom Program at Rocklands Primary and offer a range of Permaculture text book downloads to support education programs at schools.

Grow your own resilience by learning to grow vegetables with SEEDs Easy Peasy Seedlings and become part of the solution through changing your own behaviour.

Become part of the solution, we can do this together!

Our Resilience Training has been piloted over five years, with five intakes of students, graduating 100 youth per year.

We track the changes with students as a result of the course and also the impact they have in the world – in terms of changed behavior and the work they do in the green economy. 

The programs blends personal development support with technical permaculture training with low-cost resilience techniques, and equips individuals with hard and soft skills that promote greater levels of self-knowledge and behaviour change. 

The results is higher levels of personal resilience and wellbeing.

We welcome your application to become part of the solution and look forward to meeting you.

2022 Permaculture courses

For the year 2022 we are offering a range of modules that can be completed individually or curated into meaningful clusters.

We welcome your application to become part of the solution and look forward to meeting you.

R50 booking fee to secure your training.

  • “The course transformed my life. Before the course I had no idea where I was going in life. I had no idea that I could be in full control of my emotions.”

  • “I was able to internalize and immediately implement what I learned in my daily routine. This has bought me closer to my family and friends.”

  • The course saved me from a deep and
    dark depression, It has shifted the way I see the world and the things around
    me. I now have knowledge and skills that I will use for the rest of my life.”

  • “This course has made me into an asset to the green economy. I got a job after the course, through the Job Shadow.”

  • “SEEDS APT and Resilience Course had an unexpectedly profound experience on my life. It bought about change and growth in several aspects that had become stagnant from my business and income opportunities to my personal life. It motivated me to interact with my community and to build stronger relationships. I feel more hopeful and capable. I believe that I have purpose and value and something positive to contribute to my community.”

  • “This course has been a life changing experience and I look at the world with new eyes.”

Alumni Ignite

SEED believes in long-term relationships with our graduates and all graduates are welcomed into the alumni network which shares information and opportunities.

The following workshops are facilitated to grow the capacity of our alumni...

VIDEO | Permaculture Resilience Training

2023 Permaculture Courses

Seeding Futures is a 12-week accredited skills program that builds resilience skills in un- and under-employed youth, while connecting them to livelihood opportunities in the local green economy.