SEED founder Leigh Brown traces her permaculture path in Cape Town: Green Route

S is for SEED

Leigh Brown is the founder of SEED, an award-winning Public Benefits Organisation that contributes to city-wide resilience through programmes that connect unemployed township youth with green work opportunities. Leigh shares her Green Route (five favourite green spaces and places) in Cape Town with us.

“My green route starts at Rocklands Urban Abundance Centre, a green oasis in the middle of Mitchells Plain. Here you can enjoy a two-hour Introduction to permaculture tour and learn the basics of this optimistic design system (that holds solutions for many of the crises facing humanity).

You can also pick up your Easy Peasy seedling trays – these innovative seasonal planting trays make sure you are planting what grows optimally with a view to feeding your family.

While in Wetton, I’d pop into Forest Creations where I can source wooden products (furniture and lumber) from ethically-harvested trees. Their products are beautiful and also support local jobs.

I would trawl the Faithful-to-Nature site where you can order organic and ethical products online and all in one place. (and they deliver for free if orders are over R350).

My journey ends in my backyard. I live with my two teenage sons and we are blessed to live with established trees and we harvest rainwater, which feeds a food garden. We have planted 34 trees (mostly productive) and even have a rainwater-fed fire bath. This oasis in the city of 3.4 million keeps us sane.”

Read about SEED and its resilience programmes for youth in SA.

#GreenRouteZA  #SEED #GreenRoute #seasonal #organic #foodgarden


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Published by Melanie Farrell

Founder of Green Route ZA - the path to eco-conscious living. I live in Cape Town, South Africa.

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