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Food insecurity is a major problem in South Africa. Our Home Food Gardening Programme gives people the knowledge and tools to grow their own food, even in the most challenging environments.

Since we began in 2002 we have taught thousands of people how to develop productive and sustainable home food gardens. Between 2009 and 2016 we trained 3,930 gardeners in 16 low-income areas of Cape Town including Delft, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Philippi and Steenberg. Their tiny, green oases are helping feed families and, for some, to generate an income. The benefits are numerous on many levels – for the individuals we train, their families, their communities and the planet.

Long-term support is critical to success. After an initial intensive 12-week training programme our trainers and assistant trainers support and mentor the gardeners for several years afterwards. Most of our trainers are themselves successful home food gardeners.

It costs at least R2,810 to provide the first year of training and support to a new community gardener, so that they can create and develop a productive and sustainable home food garden. Please help us change the world one person and one garden at a time.

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    Katie Mott

    R1,280 raised

6 Fundraiser projects


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    8 July 2021

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    13 May 2020

  3. Anonymous donation

    31 August 2019

31 Donations

Fundraiser projects

6 Fundraiser projects

I am raising funds for Soil for Life

By Chantel Erfort

Hi! I need your help. I’m taking part in 2019 Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon to raise money...

0% Completed
R0 raised
R5,000 Target

Home Gardens Competition

By Katie Mott

Soil for Life is a Non–Government Organization and a Not-For-Gain registered under Section 21 of ...

4.8% Completed
US$120 raised
US$2,500 Target

5 Course Gourmet Dinner in aid of SOIL FOR LIFE

By Stephanie Van Vuuren

Black tie 5 Course Gourmet dinner for Soil for Life, Entry fee will be the proof of payment of ...

0% Completed
R0 raised
R20,000 Target

Salutes for Soil

By Dayle Van Vuuren

Salutes for Soil is a combined challenge started by Sarah Beckett, Dayle Van Vuuren and Louise Va...

0% Completed
R0 raised
R3,000 Target