Community Food Gardens
Growing Upwards establishes sustainable food gardens with communities in food insecure areas.
What We Do
We create sustainable food gardens in communities within the greater Knysna area. Our food gardens are located in pre-schools, soup kitchens and in vulnerable communities.
In the period, September - December 2020, 16% of the population analysed faced high levels of acute food insecurity. This is likely to worsen in the next 12 months.
Our mission is to ensure community participation in creating sustainable food gardens, access to water and empowerment opportunities while avoiding all and any political agendas.
We are blessed to have many volunteers and helpers, without whom our projects would not succeed. We have 4 core staff members.