A new sproutling happened yesterday. Food growers created a Whatsapp group CTT Food Growers Initiative.. this is what it is about:
*Summary of the birthing day*
Good morning Growers. This group created from the desire to see communities self organising and becoming food secure by growing their own food by Cape Town Together(CTT).
🐞Food sovereignty is a cornerstone to stepping out of poverty. As per group description, to aim for food soveignty.
🐞 With a *vision* of City wide food forests and community gardens and urban agriculture in every available space.
🐞This community is open source and of the commons. To join all the dots (already existing amazing organisations and people who wish to participate), to collaborate and co-create
🐞Free sharing of knowledge and resources in order to encourage everyone to grow some food and to assist with creation and support of community food gardens. (grow your own money)
🐞Run on same principles as CANs (which is permaculure and gifting community in action).
🐞 SA food sovereignty campaign inception document shared (do we create our own?),
🐞 different existing mapping options shared,
🐞 co-Create has started example of community challenge to pull up the concrete and plant food (great idea to replicate in different areas),
🐞 Please would everyone commenting sign off with name and who representing if applicable.
🐞 call out: community food gardeners to share lessons learned please
🐞 request to run virtual workshop on soil regeneration. Abalimi bezekhaya put up their hand. Please post details of session on the group.
🐞 contact details and requirement for applying for govt land to use for community gardens posted
🐞 your participation creates the reality you want to see.
Thank you for caring and sharing.
Please contact your local CAN admin for more information and details to join the group.