Seeding Futures

Seeding Futures

Waking up the potential in unemployed township youth

Seeding Futures is a six-month accredited education and work skills program that wakes up the potential in unemployed Cape Flats youth through growing personal resilience and green work opportunities.

About The Program

Students complete seven modules in the Seeding Futures program.

Accredited Permaculture Training

SETA Qualification and internationally recognised Permaculture Design Certificate

Personal Resilience

Self Knowledge, Strength analysis and feedback, Therapeutic Art Process, Healthy Cooking.

Household Resilience

The House as an ecosystem. Household design and implementation for Climate Resilience including case studies.

Neighbourhood Resilience

Concept introduction, Mapping and designing a neighbourhood for Climate Resilience, Skills mapping.

Organic Production

Compost, Seed Saving, Organic production models.

Enterprise Development

Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Ideation, Business Models, Customer profiling, Prototyping, Storytelling, Branding and Pitching.

Work Placement

Seed Enterprise, Enterprise Incubation, Green Work


We have graduated 98 youth to date and are now concentrating on growing the Alumni Network for peer support and connection to opportunities. The Seeding Futures Program supports six alumni positions; alumni teach, cater, give career talks and lead the SEED Enterprises that make this program so rich and real.


“But beyond all the amazing knowledge gained, I learnt something that changed me forever. How to see and accept myself for who I am. Connection, feedback through reflection and acceptance were completely enforced embodied from the facilitators of the course. This quickly set me on a course of becoming aware of myself, providing a framework with which to align to my purpose in life and easily move toward it and make corrections along the way.

Now, after applying the learning for over 12 months, I am well on my way to becoming self-sustainable, and I’m about to launch my own urban Permaculture training centre. One seed really does start a forest.”

Imraan Samuels

2014 Graduate

Job Shadow &
Work Placement

We facilitate 2 months of job shadows with a view to take up into green work. You can help us to grow this by signing up as a host for Job Shadows as well as a possible employee.

Our graduates are thoroughly trained, mentored and have had their strengths matches to work – so you will be pleased by committed and hardworking youth who know what they want.

Partner with us

Become a job shadow or employee partner

Help provide our Seeding Futures students with valuable work experience.


Apply For Seeding Futures

Interested in participating in the next Seeding Futures Program? Complete our online application form.



Rocklands Urban Abundance Centre
Cnr Park Ave & Capricorn Way
Rocklands, Mitchells Plain
Cape Town

+27 (0) 21 391 5316