Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Flats Forest
Seeding a youth-led regeneration movement
Cape Flats Forest is an ambitious project with an important educational aspect that will see SUGi collaborate with SEED, a Permaculture Design School located in Mitchell’s Plein, just on the edge of Cape Town.
The forest will be located in the grounds of the school and will bolster their 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.
A SUGi Pocket Forest will complement 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 Maker Aghmad Gamieldien