Green Acre Living
Providing training and infrastructure support to enhance organic urban agriculture
Green Acre Living (NPO) develops low-technology solutions to address urban agriculture challenges and provides donor-funded training for emerging farmers on efficient organic cultivation and produce distribution. The organisation works to develop urban organic markets and microcooperatives with a focus on organically developed solutions, and acts as the distributor of harvested produce. Green Acre Living cultivates a farm that supplies vegetables, poultry and eggs to a hospice and orphanage facility to illustrate the value of nutrient dense organically grown produce.
Green Acre Living (NPO) manages the enterprise and provides training and workshops for farmers.
Izindaba Zokudla a community outreach initiative of the University of Johannesburg develops innovative solutions for urban farming challenges.
Slow Food assists by supporting biodiversity in food production and the reestablishment of indigenous food preparation traditions.
Sparrow Village Hospice and Orphanage provides partial training facilities, logistical support and land for food production.
Shaft 17 supports Green Acre Living through the provision of land and training facilities.
The 2016 SAG-SEED Awards are supported by the SWITCH-Africa Green project, which is implemented by UNEP with the assistance of the European Union.