Building resilient urban communities through circular food systems: Oranjezicht City Farm and Market
  Apr 1, 2020     News, Library, Case Study, waste, organic waste, waste sector desk, 100 Resilient Cities, Resilient Cape Town, Resilience, recycling, organic, sustainable agriculture, agriculture, Document

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.