Grow the Green Army

by SEED
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Tackling resilience.
Tackling resilience.

We thank you for your support of our work.

It has been a busy year - working around the changing lockdown regulations and even launching a distance learning WhattsApp platform that enabled us to keep teaching through the recent Third Wave lockdown. This platform is the start of our online training - which has the potential to enable resilience training at a national level.

To date we have facilitated the following:

  • 103 graduates from the Applied Permaculture bootcamp.
  • 31 graduates through the distancel learning WhattsApp platform.
  • 24 facilitators equipped through the Training of Trainers.
  • 13 Community gardners equipped with growing and planning skills.

We have also kept our focus on local food resilience by supporting three local feeding schemes through:

  • Growing 1,4 tonnes of high nutritional organic vegetables.
  • Baking nearly 7300 naan breads.

 In South Africa the national youth unemployment rate now sits at 74,8% and we remain committed to growing resilience skills in our participants and connecting them to work opportunities in the local green economy.

As Permaculture Founder, Bill Mollison said: "While the problems of the world grow increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrasingly simple."

Cohort 11 and 12 graduate.
Cohort 11 and 12 graduate.
Cohort 13 begins their resilience journey.
Cohort 13 begins their resilience journey.

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Fostering agency - exciting to see students grow.
Fostering agency - exciting to see students grow.

2021 started at a gallop!

We have already graduated 50 students through the Permaculture bootcamp and are now busy deliveing with the 11-week leanership at Rocklands Abundance Centre in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town.

We have entered a fomal patnership with the Department of Envionmental Affairs- which means  that we have accessed stipends for participating students. This is important because many of our students stuggle even to cove their transport costs to class.

South African communities have been hit had by the Covid-19 lockdown - and we now have 52% of poor communities living below the food poverty index and unemployment is now at 50%.

This makes our work even more important - as we desperately need to build resilience in our most vulnerable communities.  We do this by focussing on the individual - we believe that it is capacitated individuals that can change their lives, their communities and the world.

Our Alumni-led enteprise (https://easypeasy.org.za) grows from stength to strenght -  and has just pivoted its offeing to two products -  both aimed at growing a culture of home food gardening in Cape Town.  This enterpise now employs 10 people and we are witnessing the transformational potential of growing capacity and jobs where people live.

 

We thank you for your support of this project.

Leigh and the SEED team

Opening circle check-in.
Opening circle check-in.
Alumni grow confidence and start teaching others.
Alumni grow confidence and start teaching others.
Alumni-led enterprises grow local jobs.
Alumni-led enterprises grow local jobs.
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Location: Cape Town, Western Cape - South Africa
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Leigh Brown
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
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