Urban Farming and Gardening Continued

by Abalimi Bezekhaya - Planters of the Home Vetted since 2007 Site Visit Verified

Summary

Individuals in poor communities continue to be trained and supported to tackle hunger and environmental degradation by growing and replicating organic vegetable gardens with indigenous floral windbreaks & herbs

$100,000
total goal
$40,270
remaining
461
donors
5
monthly donors
14
years

Challenge

The project continues to target unemployed individuals 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.

Solution

Activities continue to 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

http:/​/​www.abalimi.org.za and www.harvestofhope.co.za
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
Website: http:/​/​www.abalimi.org.za
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Rob Small
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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