food permaculture sustainability

Tyisa Nabanye – Urban Farm in Cape Town


We are a non-profit urban agriculture organisation growing food on the slopes of Signal Hill in Cape Town, seeking to improve food security, promote sustainable livelihoods and create employment for our members. Tyisa Nabanye, consisting of eight members; Mzu, Lumko, Unathi, Chuma, Lizza, Vuyo, Masi and myself, started a permaculture vegetable garden created out of the voluntary labour or youth living on the site, among whom are two graduates of the Permaculture Design Course at Seed in Mitchell’s Plain. We hold regular markets in which all residents on the site are invited to participate, and in this way have had a significant effect on raising hope and a sense of appreciation for our beautiful setting.


To know more about the project and how you can help, contact Catherine Nicks (Project Manager) on 072 601 1013.