Sozo Eden is a holistic vegetable gardening programme run in Vrygrond, one of the poorest townships in Cape Town. Over 80% of households in low-income areas in Cape Town, including Vrygrond, are food insecure (African Food Security Urban Network, 2008). We’re combating this by equipping and empowering low-income families to provide nutritious food for their households by developing individual vegetable gardens.
Unhealthy Diet & Sickness
What we provide:
Home Gardening Training
We offer hands-on training in organic vegetable growing through a 10-week Home Gardening Course.
Our Home Gardeners receive training in business management, where they learn budgeting, time management, marketing and SWOT analysis.
Four Seasons Support
Our expert trainers offer extra support to our Home Gardeners through follow up visits and consultations at the Sozo Eden Garden Centre.
Our Home Gardeners each receive a start-up kit that contains all the essentials they will need to maintain their garden.
Community Garden Centre
The Eden Garden Centre provides a central hub where Home Gardeners can access resources and consult with our expert gardeners.
We sell our organic produce, grown in the Sozo Eden Garden, to generate income for the project.