The R3-million PEDI Urban Agriculture Academy was launched today in the precinct of the Philippi Fresh Produce Market, showcasing a ground-breaking organic vegetable growing system. This alternative to conventional farming has been welcomed as a model that can be economically transformative for the area which struggles with poverty and unemployment.
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PEDI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dhladhla Foundation to develop a Tunnel Farming operation in the heart of Philippi that will not only provide jobs for local residents, but will also eventually be the location of a training academy for emerging farmers.
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A thriving social and environmental start-up business is starting to make waves in Cape Town. Not only has Waste to Food managed to show that there is real commercial value in recycling our food waste, but the business has now been recognised with an award from the University of Stel-lenbosch’s Small Business Academy.
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