Abalimi has been working in the townships for 38 years teaching people to grow their own veggies organically. Now more than ever it is important to collaborate! There are so many exciting initiatives that are happening around COVID-19, so please support where you can.
Below are some of the projects where people are working with township farmers to ensure that they have food security, income generation and suitable COVID-19 protection (hand sanitizer, soap, and masks).
Your support can contribute towards helping the community and household gardens in the Cape Flats.
Support the ABALIMI MANURE RUNS to provide township farmers with resources such as manure, seeds, and seedlings to grow their own veggies.
Contact here | @abalimi_bezekhaya
Support Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF) FARMERS MARKET BOX program where you can buy a box of veggies, fruit, dairy and meat for delivery to your home.
Contact here | @OZCFarm
Support FOOD FLOW which buys veggies from township farmers for redistribution to feeding schemes across the Western Cape.
Contact here | @foodflowza
Support PEDI VEG BAG via SnapScan for direct donations to provide a bag of veggies to families in Philippi informal settlements.
Contact here | @pedi_organic
Support PHILIPPI HORTICULTURAL AREA (PHA) FAMILY FOOD BASKET initiative to support vulnerable families in PHA with essential foods during lockdown.
Support SEED who are providing leafy greens to various feedings schemes in Mitchells Plan, New Horizon (Tafelsig) and Rocklands.
Contact here | @seedcommunitysa
Support UCOOK by buying meals to get more #mouthsfed. They are giving a percentage of the meal price and then matching those funds.
Contact here | @ucooksa
Support UMTHUNZI to provide supplemental income to small-scale farmers who can not continue to work during this time or regular customers can buy vegetables.
Contact here | @umthunzifarmingcommunity
See also Cape Town Green Map
Lead Photo: Household gardeners buying seedlings from the Khayelitsha Garden Centre