Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening

by Abalimi Bezekhaya - Planters of the Home


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
total goal
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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).


http:/​/​ 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
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Rob Small
Resource Mobilisation Leader and Board Secretary
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa