Installation: Cavalleria Primary, Kraaifontein

Four months ago Urban Harvest installed a 400 square meter food garden at Cavalleria Primary School in Kraaifontein. We now visit the project once a month and are happy to say that over 1000 children are enjoying fresh produce in their lunches every day! Under the supervision of Urban Harvest, One Love Foundation and the [...]

Join The Treevolution

Join The Treevolution, greening the cape and spreading a little love! Urban Harvest has partnered with Greenpop to plant 1000 indigenous trees at schools this Arbour month! Today we planted 30 trees at 2 schools in Capricorn on the cape flats. It was a super first day with  loads of little tots and volunteers getting [...]

What is Heirloom Seed?

An article by Shannon Draper of The Gravel Garden My definition of an heirloom vegetable (and there are a few) is the seed that has been nurtured and saved over generations. These seeds were smuggled over borders and seas in times of strife. Often sown into hemlines and jackets; immigrants from all over have always [...]

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

At Urban Harvest, we integrate ‘waste materials’ into our innovative designs. This keeps our prices low while helping, in our little way, to keep landfills clear.  Wine bottles, wine barrels, old roof tiles, rubble, scrap wood and tyres are some of the readily available ‘waste’ resources we utilize in making our gardens functional and beautiful. [...]

Michelle Obama, First Lady of USA, transformed part of the White House garden into an organic vegetable garden.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBTZ0hZ9Q4w] This news media reports that the first lady suggested an organic vegetable garden at the White House, partly to bring organic vegetables to the presidential family and partly to educate on the importance of good nutrition. The orchard produces 55 varieties of fruits and vegetables including among others, lettuce, onions,cucumbers, spinach and broccoli. Part [...]

Urban Harvest Opens in J-Bay

Urban Harvest has recently opened a branch in Jefreys Bay which will be owner-operated by Susan & Jakkie Botha. Here is a little bit about each of them and their vision for Urban Harvest Edible Gardens on The Garden Route. Jakkie Botha – I am a graduate from Stellenbosch and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in [...]