IMVELO URBAN FARM
A project that focuses to uplift the Cemetery View informal settlement and help create a sustainable future within their community
lOOKING FORWARD TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE
Provided by: Tebelo NPO
Imvelo Urban Farms are intended to serve as safe havens & a source of food security for vulnerable communities. The lifestyle that these farms support is inclusive, provides training, is a sanctuary, promotes holistic living & empowers people whilst creating a sustainable food production & retail model that can be replicated all over SA. The broader vision for Imvelo is to integrate into all types of communities & as such form part of the urban fabric. A place to belong, be loved, contribute & grow.
The first incubator project will take place at Cemetery View informal settlement in Woodlands, Pretoria East. This will become the flagship site which will eventually be rolled out in various other locations.
‘We want to break down the great divide between societies and recognize the dignity within each person.’
The multifunctional space will break down barriers over time and offer food security solutions through an integrated food system. The aim will be to offer both education and providing entrepreneur concepts so that people become self reliant within the bigger system.
“Construction of physical interventions to incorporate locally available skills, materials, and techniques to allow skills development and income generation.” 2020 Dept Arch Hons CoDesign, University of Pretoria.
We want to break down the great divide between societies and recognize the dignity within each person. Imvelo Urban Farms is for the people from God! Each stakeholder has been brought together by a shared vision and instruction from God.