FOOD SECURITY

WHAT IS FOOD SECURITY?

Food Security means simply that a person knows where their next meal is coming from. It means access to healthy food, and an ability to provide basic nutritional needs.

WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Every day millions of people go hungry. Even in a “developed” country such as South Africa, many children eat only at school and many more do not eat at all. If they do get a meal it is often high in starches and does not fulfil basic nutritional needs. It is an absurdity that developed nations destroy hundreds of tons of food daily. We don’t have a shortage of productive land, we have a lack of innovative thinking.

WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT?

We build healthy, productive, ecological gardens, at a homestead level, at community level and at farm level. We build communities who build each other. We do this by committing to communities and building capacity. We link communities. We innovate and we adapt.

Agro-ecological Training & Mentorship

Food Gardens for Schools and Early Childhood Development Centres

Food Security and Community Engagement

Supporting South Africa's MicroFarmers

If you want to see what else we have done, click here.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Support local! Buying directly from farmers or farmer’s markets supports local growers and reduces transport and storage emissions. Plant your own food garden at home or at school and encourage everyone to get involved. If you don’t have space for a garden, planting a variety of wild flowers and herbs in pots will help support bees and butterflies. Support organic, refuse plastic containers, buy only what food you need and compost any leftover vegetable scraps. Volunteer your time at local clinics or community centre gardens, or donate seeds and garden tools to those in need.

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