Abalimi and Open Gardens Constantia have enjoyed a twenty year relationship since 1994, when both organizations became fully fledged. We consider Abalimi to be a stellar beneficiary of the funds raised by OGC.
Abalimi Bezekhaya means “the planters of the home” in Xhosa. Abalimi is an urban agriculture and environmental action group working in disadvantaged parts of the Cape Flats in Cape Town, including Khayelitsha and Nyanga.
Abalimi provides support (teaching, infrastructure, and funding) to individuals and community groups to develop their own organic vegetable gardens in order to supplement their diet, improve household food and nutritional security and provide sustainable additional income. Fresh, local produce grown by Abalimi microfarmers can be bought in weekly CSA (community supported agriculture) boxes, packed and distributed by Harvest of Hope (above).
Learn more on Abalimi Bezekhaya’s homepage.
If you are unable to visit Open Gardens Constantia you can support Abalimi’s work by sponsoring a local microfarmer online.