Greenpop and Urban Harvest have joined forces to create food security in poorer households by providing food gardens and in-depth training to manage them.
South Africa (22 November 2021) – Greenpop has partnered with Urban Harvest to create a food garden programme that will empower South African households with a little food security.
Despite South Africa being the most ‘food secure’ country in Africa, and hypothetically having enough food available through domestic production and imports to feed our people, many families are still unable to access this food on a household level. The 2017 General Household Survey (Stats SA, 2017) found that 21.3% of South Africans have inadequate or severely inadequate access to food.
The Family Food Garden project, a collaboration between Greenpop and Urban Harvest, aims to provide a solution to this persistent problem. Designed to be both sustainable and scalable, this project supports individuals and groups through an in-person home food gardening workshop, distribution of Family Garden Pods, and 12 months of food gardening training and support via WhatsApp.
By increasing knowledge about home food gardening, cooking and nutrition, and entrepreneurship, the project aims to empower individuals and communities to become more food secure and financially independent.
The Family Garden Pod is a compact, self-contained vegetable gardening system that includes a composting worm farm and a vegetable garden.
Did you know?
Each Family Food Garden Pod features it’s own built in worm-farm!
🐛They break down dead and decaying organic matter (like leaves and food scraps) and turn it into rich soil.🐛
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This system allows people to grow fresh produce in small urban spaces while also turning kitchen waste into valuable compost and organic fertiliser.
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