The Spirit of Ubuntu
UBUNTU means ‘I am because you are.’ We also believe, ‘We are because the earth is.’ It speaks of our shared humanity and our place on this earth.
Today, we are living through an unprecedented global crisis. SEED Community, through the network of the Green Business College, is collaborating with local agroecology farmers (led by Tim Abaa from Tim Nectar Farms) to deliver fresh food boxes and, at the same time, create food gardens with the most vulnerable in their communities.
Food security is a growing challenge in South Africa, and we believe food gardens are a real solution to mitigate the challenges climate change will continue to pose post-COVID-19. It is a way for communities to produce their own fresh vegetables and generate some income in the future. As households collect and replant their seeds, the extra seedlings and excess produce can be sold to earn some income.
We will support each community through the process.
Food sovereignty means so much more than putting food on the table. It touches the core of human dignity and enables people to become producers within their own communities.