Abalimi has community garden centres in both Khayelitsha and Nyanga that provide affordable and accessible resources such as seedlings, manure, tools, ferterlizers and pest control, and act as demonstration gardens used for training purposes.
These centres are based in the community and run by people from the local 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. We also provide support to institutional gardens that are run by schools or ECDs where the primary beneficiary is the organisation.
Our field workers go around to home, community and institutional gardens to provide practical mentoring and support on the ground (extension services) for growing organic veggies in sandy soils in the Cape Flats.
We partner with local NGOs who have beneficiaries in the townships who require support with food gardens through special projects such as Neighbourhood Old Age Homes (NOAH, Beautiful Gate, Ranyaka and Khayelitsha Social Development Forum (KSDF).