Featuring: Inner city garden tours, indigenous cooking demo, forum building discussions, cultural evening, fresh produce market, documentaries, a people’s parliament to launch the people’s food... Read More
The campaign officially launched on the 28th of February 2015. Over 50 organizations and movements from around the country participated in the launch. Food Sovereignty... Read More
Who are we?
Food Sovereignty is a Right! No to Hunger! Yes to Dignity! We can only end hunger and feed South Africa through Food Sovereignty Learn More
We came together at the Assembly through our shared understanding that we have a crisis-ridden corporate and globalised food system that is responsible for worsening social, health and climate challenges, and which is coinciding with increasing state failure in relation to regulating our food regime and ensuring much needed agrarian transformation. Climate shocks are already impacting negatively on our food system with volatile food prices, droughts, heavy rainfall and flooding. This necessitates advancing food sovereignty to ensure our food and water needs are not compromised and ordinary citizens have the means to meet food production and consumption needs on their terms in the midst of the climate crisis.
This Saturday and Sunday, 5 and 6 August, we will gather at the Skillz Village to plant and dig and build and eat together. Our brother Sun, together with members of the community, has access to a large piece of land in Bez Valley to create an alternative vision for community and growing food. Please come and pour your heart energy into this beautiful project.
Some of the things that are happening this weekend, and on an ongoing basis, are: Digging beds Building a wendy house Planting vegetables, medicinal plants, flowers, trees, bamboo Making a pond Making music together Eating good food
Please bring what you have: Tools - for building and gardening Building materials for wendy house - wooden pallets, poles, etc. Plants Food to share Musical instruments - there is no power on the site so acoustic only :) Fire wood Picnic blankets and cushions to sit on Ideas Love and energy Children Animals
Date: 5 and 6 August Venue: Corner 1st Street and 5th Avenue, Bez Valley (The map says it is Judith's Paarl. Please see screenshot attached) Time: 10 am Saturday - Late afternoon Sunday. You are welcome to camp, so bring tents, etc. ... See MoreSee Less