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Feed The Soil
(CPT Pilot Programme)

Your household food waste is an Urban Farmers’ dream!

What is the Feed the Soil programme and how does it work?

The Feed The Soil programme is an initiative aimed at saving household food waste from landfill while helping farmers grow and sell better produce. The programme aims to create healthy compost from your kitchen food waste. Using the Feed The Soil Food Waste Kit, you actively form part of our community farming ecosystem – from paying forward your food waste, to turning it into nutritious compost and buying back the fresh produce grown from it.

Join today to help fix the food waste/supply chain and help grow our network of sustainable farming organisations to produce nutritious organic vegetables.

The process is simple.
  • Sign up to the programme using the form below
  • Purchase your Feed the Soil Food Waste Kit from our online store here
  • Start collecting your food waste at home (food scraps and off cuts) using your kit
  • When your food waste storage bin is full, meet the Feed The Soil team at one of our weekly meeting points to drop off your full bucket and swop it for a clean, empty one (R25 cost per bucket swop – Card or Snapscan accepted)
  • Purchase fresh weekly organic vegetables from our weekly meetings spots.

Where are the Feed the Soil Meeting Spots?

Our Meeting Spots will become your one stop drop, swop and shop! You can find us at one of the following meeting spots:

1. Atlantic Seaboard: The Sunset Beach Parking Lot in Sea Point every Wednesday between 8:30am – 12:30pm

2. City Bowl: Van Riebeeck Park, Oranjezicht every Thursday between 8:30am – 12:30pm

3. Southern Suburbs: Constantia Old Village Parking – Next to the Engen Garage – Tuesday 9am – 12:30pm

4. Ladles of Love HQ: Unit 4, Hewett Park, 17 Hewett Avenue, Epping 2 Monday-Friday 9am – 2pm

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Sign-up below to join the Feed the Soil sustainability programme

Why do we want to become one of the country’s leading conduits for sustainable farming charities?

Ladles of Love faces the challenge of feeding more than 30 000 people every day across the Cape Peninsula. The need continues to grow everyday as the lines get longer and more desperate. Struggling to keep up with the demand, many are trying to implement urban farming initiatives in their communities. As a result, soup kitchens can serve more meals comprised of healthy fresh grown produce daily.

Through our research, we have found one of the biggest problems facing our urban farmers is poor soil.

Our Feed the Soil programme offers a solution in turning your food waste into nutritious soil.

The nutrient rich compost will then be used in our network of community farms  to help grow better organic produce for their local soup kitchens and markets! As a result, all will have access to healthy food while becoming self-sufficient and avoiding food shortages.

As our supporter base grows, and compost output grows along with it. We will continue to support more and more urban farming organisations with free compost from your home food waste!

Feed the Soil focuses on sustainable development through community farming in Cape Town. We have partnered with YWaste who like us, is extremely passionate about recycling food waste and have been in the industry for over 10 years. YWaste aims to complete the biocycle and by returning organic waste to the soil, we can all help to sustainably alleviate food insecurity and combat socio-economic pressures.

The compost will then be delivered to our community farms that will form part of our sustainable farming charities network.

Our Feed the Soil Food Waste Kit for only R200 which will include:

  • 5 litre Food Waste Bin x 1
  • 25 litre Storage Bin x 1
  • Bag of Sawdust x 1
  • Bag of Bokashi x 1

How can you get involved?

If you would like to join our Feed the Soil programme, you can start by purchasing our Feed the Soil Starter Kit from one of our meeting spots or you can make an online purchase below.

For our Love Activists not residing in our currently active areas,  we are asking you to support our community farm initiative with just R200. Your donation goes towards the development of better soil for our community farmers. Make sure you leave the message “Feed the Soil’ in your donation message.

Our weekly meeting spots are always in need of friendly volunteers to assist. You can sign up to become a Ladles volunteer below, and we will send you weekly Feed The Soil volunteering opportunities.

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