About the project

Work. Learn. Grow is a community farming and social enterprise initiative that seeks to create opportunities for agriculture, agribusiness entrepreneurship and to strengthen local food security in communities, focusing particularly on youth and women.

This project aims to create sustainable community-based food supply chains, which generate work opportunities, improve incomes and food security by supporting household production and selling of fresh vegetables to the local market.Our  focus on realizing our “Resilience Agenda” and moving away from food relief towards working with communities to start food gardens to enable greater food self-sufficiency.

Work. Learn. Grow seeks to provide access to high value inputs to communities that have limited access to land, and thus, support the setting up of homestead gardens which can be a rich and major source of vegetables for domestic consumption.

Our Unique Seriti Approach

Our approach is unique such that it prioritizes community engagement. Prior to project implementation, local food system actors, community-based organisations and community members are gauged on key issues and opportunites for localisation and democratisation of local food systems. Selected opportunities are then operationalised, food safety and agroecology training is provided, and input is supplied to increase the flow of food to local consumers.

Our Projects

Our Projects

By creating access to high value inputs and a ready supply of vegetables from homestead gardens, this project contributes to food and nutrition security, the promotion of vegetable crop enterprises and farming, the creation of agro-preneurs, and ultimately, income growth and job creation .  Since inception in 2020, this project has impacted over 100 beneficiaries across the three provinces we operate in.

The Bucket Garden

The Bucket Garden

Seriti Institute partnered with the Faith Community Sanctuary Church in Kagiso and Tim’s Nectar Farm in Orange Farm to launch the pilot phases of this initiative at their premises, whilst Enviro Bio-chem provided us with their innovative, affordable micro-farming product called “the bucket”. This is a bucket that contains a high yield maize seed pack, a fertiliser pack and step-by-step instructions for crop production.

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