Urban Agriculture and Nature Conservation

by Abalimi Bezekhaya - Planters of the Home


Intensive training and follow-up support in Urban Agriculture and Horticulture for the poor in Cape Town, South Africa
total goal
monthly donors
years active


Beneficiaries live in poverty-stricken townships with high levels of unemployment, hunger and HIV/AIDS. Most lack formal education or skills. Communities lack housing and other essential resources. Townships are built on infertile sand-dunes, where precious Cape Flora has been badly damaged. Beneficiaries include women, youth, the elderly and persons both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.


To provide 200 disadvantaged people with intensive training in organic Urban Agriculture or Horticulture. Each trainee will receive a starter pack with everything necessary to start their own gardens. Fieldwork support will be provided for one year.

Long-Term Impact

This project will help communities fight poverty and hunger, while conserving the environment.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Cape Care Route- a Tale of Two Cities
Jungle Jive Environmental Street Theatre

Organization Information

Abalimi Bezekhaya - Planters of the Home

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​www.abalimi.org.za

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Support another project run by Abalimi Bezekhaya - Planters of the Home that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project