Asande Food Garden

Sibongile says “I grew up doing gardening at home, although we mostly just grew maize, pumpkins and beans.  Coming to Cape Town we started with organic farming where we planted many different vegetables.  I love to do this because it helps us to have healthy food on the table and income in our pockets.”

Sibongile Sityebi is a farmer at heart who works the soil at Asande Food Garden.  This project was started tarted in 2008 by Gethrude Cuba from Gugulethu, Gugulethu, but when she moved to Joburg in 2009 the project was taken over by Sibongile.  Vuyokazi joined him 2011, while Buyelwa joined at the start of 2018. Continue reading “Asande Food Garden”

We are moving

We are excited to be moving to a new and larger premises as from 1 September 2018.  This brings new opportunities, although our move away from Philippi Village was done with a heavy heart.  Our new offices will include additional office space and a larger pack shed, just a stone’s through from where we were in Philippi.

At the same time we are also upgrading our garden centres and demonstration gardens that will remain our key contact points in the community.

Our new address is 1 Boston Circle, Airport Industria North.
Click here for a link to a map.  Our telephone number has not changed.

Mandela Day 2018

Thanks for joining us for Mandela Day, taking action against poverty

Many thanks to our sponsors and volunteers who came to  join the Abalimi team in planting wind breaks at the Khanyisa Community Garden in Khayelitsha.

We planted around 200 indigenous shrubs and trees, adding quite a bit of manure to the sand soil.  Some people helped with preparing beds, planting seedlings, mulching and weeding.

Special thanks goes to our sponsors who helped make this happen, including Burgan Cape Terminals (BTU), Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), the Sustainability Institute, Treepreneurs, Ross Campbell and Uthando with kind support from New Frontiers and the Noakes Foundation. Continue reading “Mandela Day 2018”