Projects

Food gardens feed and unite households around
the common good of food. Many impoverished communities are characterized by systemic food insecurity that is acute among the most vulnerable households. Uniting a community around food gardens, provide a household safety net in difficult socio-economic, health or environmental crises. The following projects are a track record of our completed community initiatives.

Mossel Bay Vertical Farming Project

We trained households in vertical farming in Mossel Bay, where we partnered Child Welfare realised the extent of the crisis early – in March 2020 – as the national state of disaster saw South Africa going into a hard lockdown, forcing communities further into poverty, affecting their nutrition.

We installed 60 micro farming kits that serve a creche and 30 households. This pilot project was been designed to meet both individual and community food security needs.

Household food Security Project

On the 16 October 2020 we launched our One Household, One Food Garden project in 6 vulnerable communities across the City of Cape Town Metropolitan municipality, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture where 150 households received Organic Garden starter kits, garden tools, Worm farms and grey water systems. The households were also trained in organic farming by Seed to Harvest followed by a 1-month mentorship programme ensuring the success of these household gardens. We have seen great success overall as we celebrated with the Tafelsig community and the success of their garden completing a full growing cycle from seed 2 harvest and where the produce was sold between households and consumed. The project has seen great success on the 1st of May 2021 highlighted the importance of household food security within vulnerable communities,  its not just vulnerable communities that face food sovereignty threats but celebrities too, our project and initiative ambassador Marc Lottering purchased the Organic Garden Starter Kit and planted his own veg and herbs too with great success he harvested fresh organic vegetable and herbs realising the benefit from eating out of your own garden and the effects it has on one’s lifestyle.

We installed 60 micro farming kits that serve a creche and 30 households. This pilot project was been designed to meet both individual and community food security needs.

Railton Foundation Agri-Business Training and community Market development

Seed 2 Harvest has partnered with the Railton Foundation in training its community gardeners in Agri-business and assisting developing a business plan to setting up a community farmers market in Swellendam. Each gardener was given an Organic Garden Starter Kit.