Rooftop Farm

Creative Planting

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In the past few years a number of creative planting methods have been developed, especially for those urban gardeners who want to grow food but are lacking the space to do so. Entrepreneurs, avid gardeners and multinational giants have taken initiative in this growing food revolution. The Kitchen Nano Garden was designed by Hyuandai and a South Korean design firm, Gromo in 2010. You can grow salad and herbs regardless of season – hydroponically; you control the light, water and nutrients. And Read more […]

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Rooftop Farming – Urban Agriculture in Cape Town

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Tracing the inspiration behind urban agriculture in Cape Town. I have tried to trace back the origin of my passion for urban agriculture, and there are two moments that come to mind. The most obvious is watching the documentary Food Inc. I was instantly shocked by the facts and images the film illustrated and over the months that followed it all sank in and my lifestyle began to change. On a more positive and inspiring note I came across this picture on The Selby’s site around the same time. Annie Read more […]

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Urban agriculture in South Africa

In the News: Urban Agriculture in South Africa – Food in the city – Enough for all?

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What is the status of urban agriculture in South Africa? Steven Bland explains his findings in this article.. The truth is, OZCF and Abalimi only scratch the surface of urban food growing in Cape Town. At the Woodstock Peace Garden, Molenvliet Road, Strubens Street, under the bridge at the Lansdowne Road – Palmyra Road Intersection in Claremont, at the Soil for life Training Centre in Constantia, no community food initiative is the same, but they share much in common. Both Abalimi and OZCF are Read more […]

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