Next-generation urban farms in Johannesburg

As the ‘Certified Local' movement grows, social entrepreneurs find novel ways to make agriculture an integral part of urban life.

 

Ellis House

URBAN ROOFTOP FARM / GARDEN

  • Restaurant / Event space / Sculpture Garden

COMMERCIAL FARM

  • Enterprise development
  • Value added products
  • Link with Bambanani, Emmarentia.
  • Training & Education of Urban Farmers / Foodies (Urban Foodies).

Bambanani

FOOD & HERB GARDEN PROJECT

  • Aquaponics
  • Beekeeping
  • Vermi Compost / Waste Management
  • Soil / Permaculture
  • Education & Training facility
  • Bakery
  • Enterprise Development Market.

Basa School

JOHANNESBURG FOOD & CULTURE HUB

  • BASA Agriculture as part of curriculum
  • Linking Maths, Science & Business Studies
  • 4,000 scholars
  • Beekeeping / Vermiculture / Waste Management
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Canteen / Catering
  • Enterprise Development.

Access House

MABONENG

  • Major urban rooftop farm
  • “Combo with living room”
  • Reciprocal Relationship
  • Training & Education of Urban Farmers
  • Sparks School
  • Enterprise Development.

Joburg Food Culture Hub

STREET FOOD INSTITUTE

  • Enterprise Development
  • Public & Private events
  • Food Tourism
  • Awareness & Advocacy platform.

The Greenhouse

JOUBERT PARK COLLECTIVE / CO-OP

  • Waste Management
  • Beekeeping
  • Medicinal products / Beauty products
  • Food Market
  • Education & Training.

University of Johannesburg

IZINDABA ZOKUDLA (FARMERS SCHOOL IN SOWETO)

  • Link between students & existing farmers / farming technology / support training
  • Enterprise Development
  • Food Festival (African).

DEPARTMENTS

  • Agriculture
  • Industrial Design
  • Engineering
  • Graphic Design.

Emmarentia Park

MEGATONG CO-OP

  • Nursery / Food Garden
  • Beekeeping
  • Links into Greater Linden Community / Roy Carlson / Suburban re-generation beautification
  • Enterprise Development
  • Ivan LeRoy Brown, Masters student, Industrial Design: Hives - Beekeeping entrepreneurial development.