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Feed The Soil

Feed The Soil addresses both the need for ‘zero-to-landfill’ food waste along with the need for Community Farmers to enrich their soil. This will help them grow better, nutritious produce while finding a route to market.

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

The Feed The Soil programme is a community farming initiative to help farmers grow 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 and help fix the food supply chain and help grow our network of sustainable farming organisations.

The process is simple.
  • Sign up using the form below
  • Purchase your Feed the Soil Food Waste Kit here
  • Start collecting your food waste at home (food scraps) 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
infographic showing how the feed the soil programme will work from our home to farms in cape town to develop our sustainable farming charities

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

Coming soon: Constantia Village, Constantia

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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
PURCHASE YOUR FEED THE SOIL STARTER KIT

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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