From a billboard to an urban garden

This shot gif image video shows each step of the way of the production – the life cycle of a billboard and the transformation into unique planting container bags; hand-made in Cape Town, South Africa. ‪     Please help us spread the word and create awareness for our project! Watch and share this 30sec. video: https://youtu.be/vOT429RtBCs…

Home Gardeners Visit

I try to do a few of the home gardeners visits on a regular basis. Just to get to know the people, their gardens and to see what they have done with my planter donations. The one I’m sharing with you here is from the communities: Delft, Drift Wood and Kayelitscha/Makhaza. I’m humbled every time…

Soil For Life – Growbag Donations

This years Soil For Life’s price giving event was very inspiring! Pat Featherstone gave a speech on the gold the Home Gardeners are creating with their own hands.. Its the soil they are making. The gold that will feed their families for months/years to come! The Growbag donation has reached quite a few new Home…

Growbag at 100% Design in Johannesburg

We are thrilled to be selected to participate amongst all the amazing creatives in South Africa! If you happen to be in Johannesburg from the 6th to the 10th August visit us at the 100% Design Exhibition – part of the Decorex. Find us at the Stand A 21, Hall 1 and say HI 🙂…

Gardening At The Pinocchio Crèche

Our latest community support project is the Pinocchio Crèche in Green point, a NGO founded by Maggie Shongwe in 1984. The creche is currently caring for roughly 60 children of domestic workers who work in the area. Maggie and her daughter Helen are focusing on the education of children but are also providing balanced and…

Gardening In The Youth Care & Education Centre

Soil Fol Life’s communities stretch across Cape Town and so are our Growbag planters.. Today we had a follow up visit at the Youth Care and Education Center for boys. They come from troubled families and haven’t had it easy in the past – here they get direction and new orientation in life. Sandra, the…

Visiting The Home Gardeners

This week I visited some of the Home Gardeners in the community of Bishop Lavis. They were amongst a number of participants of the Soil For Life programme and have received Growbag planters donated by Converse Africa by the end of last year. I’m always humbled by the way people create life out of a…