“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops,but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”
― Masanobu Fukuoka
So, the seed for the Green Town Project has been buried in my brain for a long time, but I’m sure that you’re wondering how we actually implement this idea to grow food in urban areas where we live and work. The truth is that urban farming is not some future fantasy that sounds good, it’s actually happening right here in Cape Town! Check out Oranjezight City Farm:
This used to be a bowling green built in the 1950’s but went unused for years, so why not use it in the best possible way – a city garden! I absolutely love this initiative and hope to see it take root in more and more unused pieces of land. For more info, check out their website here. I have a plan to do the same thing. This is the False Bay Bowling Green – largely unused and just begging for a blooming city garden! If we start turning all the pieces of land like this into communal city gardens, we will revolutionise the way that we eat in cities, through hyper-local organic urban farming.
I’m really excited to get this project going, so watch this space for a all the updates!
Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables.
They probably get jet-lagged, just like people.
– Elizabeth Berry