Cape Flats Forest
Seeding a youth-led regeneration movement.
Cape Flats Forest was an ambitious project with an important educational aspect, that saw SUGi collaborate with SEED - a Permaculture Design School located in Mitchell’s Plein, just on the edge of Cape Town.
A SUGi Pocket Forest complements this green campus, which already features outdoor classrooms, compost toilets, food gardens and seed gardens. Cape Flats Forest creates an opportunity for the school to become a hub for future Miyawaki Forest Makers.
Forest Report: Planting
Why the Cape Flats Forest?
The forest is located in the grounds of the school and will continue to bolster efforts to address high youth unemployment in the local area. SEED offers free permaculture training to inspire and empower youth, helping them in turn to shape thriving and resilient communities. SEED’s programme focuses on abundant food systems, appropriate technologies, social innovation, supporting local entrepreneurship and transformative education.
Our Forest Maker, Aghmad, already has a close partnership with the school. His social enterprise, Mzanzi Organics, offers SEED students a one-month practical internship as part of the broader permaculture programme.