Siyakhana – which means ‘We build one another’ – provides an environment and culture of thinking about humanity, compassion and goodness.
In the middle of Bezuidenhout Park within the inner city of Johannesburg, Prof Michael Rudolph, together with colleagues and community representatives, established Siyakhana Food Garden.
Siyakhana is not only a food garden where you can buy your weekly organic greens… It is also platform for research and training. Collaborating with Universities, Corporates, academics and volunteers we are tackling the food crisis in South Africa by providing a sustainable approach to food garden and food security and hopefully spreading what we have learned and built to the greater South African communities who are deprived of daily sustenance.
Since inception in 2005:
- An arid and unproductive plot of land was transformed into a flourishing oasis.
- Unemployed and unskilled job-seekers transformed into urban agriculturists, trainers and entrepreneurs