SEED Workshop

SEED is a Cape Town-based Public Benefits Organisation that runs a country-wide programme to grow 'outdoor classrooms' in schools than can't afford to. Their aim is to teach 'green' principles to South Africans – the youth in particular – in an effort to spread environmental education in South Africa. They rely on a methodology known as Permaculture, 'that teaches a new breed of environmental ethics, with earth care, people care and surplus share at its core'. SEED also has an online shop which supports the introduction of Permaculture gardens at Cape Flats schools, where you can acquire clothes, books and gardening goodies. This weekend they're offering an exciting gardening course to the public, titled 'Introduction to Permaculture', in a bid to raise funds. If you're a gardening fundi in the Cape Town area, the details for this course are below: What: Weekend workshop at SEED, facilitated by acclaimed Permaculture designer and teacher, Jeremiah Kidd, of San Isidro Permaculture, New Mexico, in the US. Focus: Learn to make your life more sustainable with a range of skills including:

  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Greywater use
  • Kitchen gardens
  • Solar water heating
  • Pest management
  • Compost and vermiculture
  • How gardens interact with architecture
Dates: 19-20 May 2012 (Saturday and Sunday) Venue: Rocklands Urban Abundance Centre, Mitchells Plain, Cape Town. Times: 9am-4pm Cost: R800 for the two-day course Notes: Bring and share lunch, a book, pen and camera. How to Book: Visit the SEED website to book online. For more information visit or call 021-391-5316. You can also 'like' SEED on Facebook for regular updates.