- 2018_05 Johannesburg’s rooftop farmer (UAI)
“Rooftop hydroponics is part of a new ‘urban agriculture initiative’ taking place in the South African city of Johannesburg. This farming – which uses water rather than soils to grow plants – is proving popular among green entrepreneurs.”
By Jessica David Preyser, www.BBC.com, 4 May 2018
- 2017_12 Johannesburg’s new agripreneurs dig for green gold on skyscraper rooftops (UAI)
“Growing vegetables on roofs in the inner city could help feed poor families healthily, and create much-needed jobs.”
By Inna Lazareva, Thomson Reuters Foundation, 1 December 2017
- 2017_10 Growthpoint launches new Green Waste-to-soil initiative, G-ECO
- 2017_10 Over 100 Johannesburg buildings are getting rooftop farms, boosting inner-city communities (UAI)
“Given the successful outcome of the pilot project, the Department of Small Business has decided to immediately fund 24 projects and will in total fund 100 such projects.”
By Tyler Leigh Vivier, www.goodthingsguy.com, 23 October 2017
- 2017_10 Chamber Puts Agripreneurs to the test (UAI)
“The Chamber of Mines recently hosted the launch of the Urban Agriculture Initiative, which was established by the Johannesburg Inner City Partnership.The aim of the initiative is to create a vibrant urban agricultural ecosystem by innovatively repurposing disused rooftops and making use of hydroponics and aquaponics to produce agricultural produce for Johannesburg’s inner-city communities.”
www.miningafricaonline.co.za 19 October 2017
- 2017_10 Transforming the Inner City into an Urban Farm (UAI)
“This exciting initiative between the Johannesburg Inner City Partnership, Chamber of Mines, Wouldn’t it be cool (WIBC) and other stakeholders aims to create a vibrant urban agricultural ecosystem.”
Inner City Gazette, 12 October 2017.
- 2017_10 Joburg Launches First Rooftop Farm Plan (UAI)
The first commercial, rooftop small-scale farm has been launched in the Joburg CBD on the top floor of the 93-year-old Chamber of Mines building.
This urban farm has already supplied almost 15kg of basil to the Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market and to surrounding cafés and coffee shops during the past 45 days.
By Anna Cox, The Star, 12 October 2017
- 2017_07 How to make EcoBricks: Reducing waste at home and building our communities
- 2017_06 Powering off-grid communities with renewable energy
- 2015_08 Meet the agripreneur running an organic farm in the heart of the city