The Big Issue #289 (20 October – 24 November 2020) is available from your favourite vendor across the city. The focus is on Food Sustainability and the guest editors are Sheryl Ozinsky and Kurt Ackerman.
Sheryl and Kurt are well known as the leaders behind the Oranjezicht City Farm Market offering produce, breads, eggs & dairy products, plus artisanal foods located at V&A Waterfront.
Here are some of the topics covered in The Big Issue #289.
Food retail: realities, futures and fictions
It has been over six months since COVID-19 upended life as we knew it in Cape Town and the country as a whole. Now, as we catch our breath, one word in particular keeps coming to mind: adaptable
Saving Philippi farming area for future generations
Certified professional soil scientist Christopher D’Aiuto of the PEDI AgriHub turns the spotlight on commercial farming in the city, and shares lessons learnt from the Philippi Horticultural Area.
Diary of an urban farmer
Abalimi Bezekhaya (Farmers of the Home in isiXhosa) is a community-based organisation, which has been assisting small-scale township farmers since 1982. Many of the people with whom it engages come from the Eastern Cape and grew up farming.
Redirecting the flow of food
Iming Lin and Ashley Newell of FoodFlow demonstrate the importance of linking urban farmers and communities, and keeping the “ﬂow of food” between the two.
Get your copy and be part of job creation in South Africa. It’s more than just a good deed; it’s a damn good read.
The Big Issue #290 is on sale from vendors in Cape Town from 20 October – 24 November 2020. Anyone outside Cape Town can buy the magazine HERE
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