Farmer Profile: Akhona Gxuluwe

Akhona, despite standing in between hundreds of rows of colorful, blooming pots, stands out. Her bright pink lipstick is her signature look, and her “it girl status” seems to signify everything a conventional farmer is not. A walk through the Kenilworth Shopping Centre would not allude to the growth happening just above its head. TheContinue reading “Farmer Profile: Akhona Gxuluwe”

Launch of first retail urban rooftop farm in the Western Cape

SA Urban Food & Farming Trust was part of the launch of the Handpicked CityFarm at Kenilworth Centre hydroponic rooftop farm today with Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis of the City of Cape Town and the organisations making the project possible, including Mr Price Foundation, Redefine Properties, and Fresh Life Produce.

Western Cape Food Forum Spotlight on SAUFF Trust

The Western Cape Food Forum, convened by the Western Cape Economic Development Partnership, comprises around 70 organisations and close to 400 individuals, with interest in shifting towards local production for local consumption across all levels of the food system. The SA Urban Food & Farming Trust, a founding participant in the Forum, was put inContinue reading “Western Cape Food Forum Spotlight on SAUFF Trust”

Laying the Table for a Better Food System

How are digital technologies disrupting our food system? What will be the impact of cultured meat? How has food shaped the spaces and places that define our city? These and other questions will be explored in Cape Town during the two-week 2022 Food Dialogues programme through a range of experiences: from expert panel discussions to hands-on cooking classes for grown-ups and kids, walking tours, communal meals and art installations, from Monday 18 July until Monday 1 August.