Building resilient urban communities through circular food systems: Oranjezicht City Farm and Market
Apr 1, 2020
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GreenCape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town, has published a series of case studies showcasing practical examples of resilience in action in Cape Town.
Resilience is the “capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses and systems within a city to survive, adapt and grow no matter what kind of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience” (100 Resilient Cities, 2019)
GreenCape has published a resilience case study that reports on how the Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF), a non-profit farming project under the SA Urban Food and Farming Trust has become a prime example of building resilient urban communities through circular food systems, creating benefits such as food waste diversion from landfill and its airspace costs, soil generation, job creation and a sense of community.
The case study discusses OZCF as a:
- A model for small scale urban farming in an urban residential context;
- A community led place-making intuitive that fosters social cohesion;
- A small decentralized solution to household and office food waste
To learn more about this case study, click here.