Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening

by Abalimi Bezekhaya - Planters of the Home
$43,257 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
Individuals in poor communities are trained and supported to tackle hunger and environmental degradation by growing and replicating organic vegetable gardens with indigenous floral windbreaks & herbs


The project targets individuals (mostly unemployed women) living in South Africa's poverty-stricken Cape Flats townships. People living in the densely populated Cape Flats experience high unemployment (50-90%), hunger, environmental degradation, lack of education and skills, a high HIV/AIDS infection rate and limited resources.


Activities include urban agriculture and horticulture training, resource distribution, implementation of gardens, follow-up training and support.

Long-Term Impact

Hunger, unemployment and environmental degradation are visibly reduced as individuals establish sustainable vegetable and indigenous gardens.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources and
Abalimi website
international urban agriculture partner - RUAF
independent sister project of Abalimi- S.E.E.D
Harvest of Hope pack shed project under Abalimi

Organization Information

Abalimi Bezekhaya - Planters of the Home

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape - South Africa
Project Leader:
Rob Small
Resource Mobilisation Leader and Board Secretary
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa