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Living Green

Living Green creates vegetable gardens for residents, restaurants and community groups across Cape Town. Their gardens are low-maintenance and use only natural and organic materials. The Living Green team also offer training and workshops on edible gardening.

Cape Town, Western Cape

Website    Phone 021-7854847   Email

Have you ever tried growing your own vegetables and herbs? Here’s a company that will actually design and build the garden for you! Based in Cape Town, Living Green creates over 100 gardens every year.

Sam Adams is the green fingers behind the business. Having grown up in central London, he moved to Zimbabwe as a teenager and fell in love with the beauty and vitality of nature. In 2002 he moved to Cape Town and received a Masters degree in sustainability. He now lives with his family on a small organic farm between Noordhoek and Kommetjie.

Launched in 2008, Living Green began as a broad-based eco-consultancy. With the growth of his organic farm, Sam decided to focus on the organic gardening side of the eco-world. He designed a starter garden for small suburban homes. It is 2x1m and at R1,000 can feed a small family with constant salad and herb ingredients as well as many other vegetables.

The gardens can get much bigger, with Living Green working on projects up to 4,000 sq/m in size. The gardens are “intentionally low-maintenance and naturally pest-repellent” according to Sam. This is through an intelligent mix of planting and building methods that confuse pests and discourage their presence in the garden. The use of mulch repels snails and limits evaporation meaning less watering.

For those living in apartments or bricked townhouses, Living Green builds wooden boxes and wine barrels that come fully planted with vegetables, herbs and salad plants. Sam comments, “These are also ideal for people renting their homes and not wanting to invest in a permanent garden.”

When not creating vegetable gardens and managing his farm, Sam travels around southern Africa running workshops on food security and sustainable agriculture. This has taken him to Zimbabwe, Uganda, and most recently Lesotho. He comments, “My core passion is food security. It is so phenomenally rewarding to bring these skills to rural communities and breathe hope into hungry lives. I see farmers transform from a survival-mentality to a belief in the possibility of prosperity and success on their land.”

Visit the Living Green farm and join in with some urban farming! The farm is open most Saturday mornings – but you will need to make contact in advance. Bring children with you and they can feed the chickens, collect eggs, plant seeds and explore the garden.

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by didi  |   26 October 2012 09:43 AM   |   0 replies

Im a teacher in the township of Bloekombos in Kraaifontein.Ive started an enviromental club with 40 grade 11 learners . We have establised an indigenous garden with the help of Bracken Nature Reserve. We now want to start a food garden but does have the know how. We would appreciate any kind of assitance to get our new project off the ground. Please help!


by Mel De Jager  |   26 August 2012 06:21 PM   |   0 replies Comment Image

Angel House will be presenting the JOOSTENBERG FAYRE as of 30 September 2012 and every last Sunday of the month thereafter. This is a holistic/arts fayre with an array of products and services!

We wish to invite you to consider presenting a stall at our fayre. The cost thereof is R150 per stall holder.

We are catering for 60 stalls in total.

The fayre is in a beautiful setting on our smallholding in Joostenbergvlakte and is the first fayre of its type for the Northern Suburbs that combines holistic services and products with arts and crafts, plus entertainment for the children!

The gates open at 10am and closes at 4pm.

Stallholders are welcome to set up any time from 8am.

Should you have inquiries or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me on or my cell phone : 081 270 8056.

I hope to have you with us on this exciting day!

Thank you,

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