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We are celebrating the concept of the food garden this World Food Day and have listed as many as we can find to help boost volunteerism and donations.


South Africa (15 October 2020) – Tomorrow is World Food Day, and we have decided to celebrate all the incredible food garden projects we have found during the lockdown. Like many of our other listed posts, we are going to put them in order of provinces.

Food gardens play a vital role in food security in South Africa. Food security is a massive topic lately due to the widespread poverty and hunger felt by South Africans during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the start of lockdown, many people asked how food parcels could be made sustainable. The answer was community food gardens.

Quickly people realised more needed to be done, and before long, gardens were being planted across South Africa. These are all the gardens we have found, but as always, if we have missed any, please leave a comment on this post, and we will be sure to add it.

Reach out to your nearest food garden and see how you can donate. Many need volunteers, seeds, tools and even grey water for gardening! You never know, you could be part of changing South Africa just by getting your hands dirty.

As always, this is a working list, so if you know of a community garden not listed here, please let us know in the comment section.

Africa and South Africa

Eastern Cape

  • Elundini Backpackers (Working in Elundini, Hogsback) – Facebook
  • Ndlambe Lockdown Support Group (Working in Port Alfred) – Facebook
  • Vukusebenze Shelter/Skuiling (Working in Cradock) – Facebook

Free State


  • Charity Begins With Me (Working in Randburg) – Facebook
  • Hoërskool Elsburg (Working in Germiston) – Facebook
  • JNF Walter Sisulu Environmental Centre (Working in Mamelodi) – Website
  • Roots & Shoots (Working in Diepsloot and Pretoria) – Website / Facebook
  • Siyakhana Organic Food Garden (Working in Bezuidenhout Park) – Facebook
  • Straight From The Ground (Working in Craighall) – Facebook
  • The Wot-If? Trust (Working in Diepsloot) – Website / Facebook
  • Victory Yards (Working in Lorentzville) – Website / Facebook




Northern Cape

  • Ramón Medina Arce Foundation (Working in Onseepkans) – Instagram

North West

Western Cape

  • Bo Kaap Community Garden (Working in Bo Kaap) – Facebook
  • Bonteheuwel Development Forum (Working in Bonteheuwel) – Facebook
  • Call 2 Care iGardi Project (Working in Western Cape) – Website / Facebook
  • Creating EDEN (Working in Plumstead) – Facebook
  • Elsies River Community Food Garden (Working in Elsies River) – Facebook
  • Ezomhlaba Community Garden (Working in Wolwerivier) – Facebook
  • Gracie Love in a Bowl (Working in Hout Bay) – Facebook
  • Guerilla House (Working in Surrey Estate) – Website / Facebook
  • Harare CAN (Working in Khayelitsha) – Facebook
  • Ikhaya Garden (Working in Khayelitsha, Site C) – WebsiteFacebook
  • Itsitsa Primary School Community garden (Working in Mfuleni) – Facebook
  • Khulisa Social Solutions – Streetscapes (Working in Cape Town) – Website / Facebook
  • Neighbourhood Farms (Working at False Bay Hospital and Kommetjie Primary School) – WebsiteFacebook
  • Ocean View Organic Farmers – a kos gangsters initiative (Working in Ocean View) – Facebook
  • Oude Molen Food Garden Village (Working in Oude Molen) – Website / Facebook
  • Pinelands CAN (Working in Pinelands) – Facebook
  • Pride Shelter Project (Working in Cape Town) – Facebook
  • Seaboard CAN (Working in Seapoint and Gugulethu) – Website / Facebook
  • Soil for Life (Working in Constantia) – Website / Facebook
  • Somerset West Village Garden (Working in Somerset West) – Website / Facebook
  • Sparking Minds (Working in Knysna) – Website / Facebook
  • Spensplass (Working in De Rust) – Facebook
  • Sustainable Bo-Kaap (Working in Bo Kaap) – Facebook
  • The Spring Foundation (Working in Cape Town) – Facebook
  • Woodstock Peace Garden (Working in Woodstock) – Facebook

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