City Township Food For Mzansi Food Forward Provincial Award Easy Peasy
Photo Credit: On File

The trend of 2020 is definitely the urban farming movement; more and more South Africans are growing their own food and swopping it with each other.


South Africa (27 January 2020) – Urban farming has been a buzz for some time, but now more South Africans are converting parts of their gardens into food gardens. Groups have been formed online, and many people celebrate their harvests by sharing with each other.

We believe, having seen the camaraderie and support in these groups, that this will be the kindness trend of 2020, not to mention the food trend of the year.

The movement is simple, food security is vital, and many people are taking that into their own hands. From growing tomatoes and chillies to the more complex fruits and vegetables found in supermarkets. By growing their own, people are able to guarantee the quality of food consumed.

People are teaching each other how to turn their gardens into a food source as well as the techniques behind the farm. From learning about soil, bug maintenance, and safely dealing with weeds, to pickling and preserving foods when harvest yields are large. The groups are building relationships.

People send each other seeds, their harvests and their preserves to motivate them to keep going. The groups are also designed to preserve South African heritage by way of seed saving dying off indigenous vegetables.

If you are looking for a hobby to take up in 2020, this could be your pick! And you wouldn’t have to do it alone; your fellow South Africans will help you through it all! This is a great project to get your kids involved in, teaching them about where food comes from and more.

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” – Alfred Austin

If you want to join this movement and take your garden to the next level, you can join the groups on Facebook. We are part of the Self Sufficiency & Sustainable Living (South Africa) Group, but please share any groups you may be part of in the comment section.

As we collaborate, we change!

Sources: Facebook (Linked Above)
Don’t ever miss the Good Things. Download the Good Things Guy App now on Apple or Google
Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments or follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with good news as it happens or share your good news with us by clicking here
Click the link below to listen to the Good Things Guy Podcast, with Brent Lindeque – South Africa’s very own Good Things Guy. He’s on a mission to change what the world pays attention to, and he truly believes that there’s good news all around us. In the Good Things Guy podcast, you’ll meet these everyday heroes & hear their incredible stories:
Or watch an episode of Good Things TV below, a show created to offer South Africans balance in a world with what feels like constant bad news. We’re here to remind you that there are still so many good things happening in South Africa & we’ll hopefully leave you feeling a little more proudly South African. 

Facebook Comments

About the Author

Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *