The existence of Ukuvuna-Urban Farming is premised on the paradigm of permaculture. The Wiktionary defines permaculture as any system of sustainable agriculture that renews natural resources and enriches local ecosystems; The design, installation and maintenance of indefinitely sustainable human communities set in balanced ecologies, both urban and rural.
Ukuvunu-Urban Farming is an internationally recognized permaculture enterprise founded in response to the demand of communities on land use management. We design and implement projects that adapt and mitigated climate change.
Ukuvuna is a Zulu word meaning “abundant harvest”. We adopted this name to highlight the result-driven objectives of our business and to affirm that our involvement with any organization or learning institute as an investment that will most certainly yield fruit in due time.
Ukuvuna is a spontaneous, grassroots’ movement that is continually evolving to promote sustainable development in Africa for those who are most in need both in rural and urban settlement.
Urban Farming is the same as Urban Agriculture. Defined by Wikipedia dictionary, “Urban agriculture is the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in, or around (peri-urban), a village, town or city.” Urban farming contributes to food sovereignty by increasing the diversity of food variety and availability to people living in cities.
The farm in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, offers Agro-ecology, Permaculture training. The farm has established rain water harvesting and recycle system, herbs and medicinal plants, seed bank, renewable energy, earthworm farming, agroforestry, apiculture, aquaculture, small livestock poultry