Community Outreach

Abalimi has community garden centres in both Khayelitsha and Nyanga that provide low-cost, subsidised resources such as seedlings, manure, tools and pest control, and act as demonstration gardens used for training purposes.

These centres are based in the community and run by fieldworkers from the community, thus making them accessible and affordable to our target ‘grassroots’ communities.  Fieldworkers provide ongoing support to the numerous home gardens and community gardens based at schools, clinics and on municipal land.

Various special projects are implemented by the field workers, such as the Young Farmers Training Centre situated at the Siyazama Community Allotments Garden Association (SCAGA).  The community is also growing oyster mushrooms at the Moyo We Khaya community garden in Khayelitsha.