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|Name||Community Garden Organization- Abalimi|
|Year of beginning||1994|
|People involved||The organization operates in the socio-economically neglected townships of Khayelitsha, Nyanga and surrounding areas on the Cape Flats, near Cape Town, South Africa.|
|Who started the initiative (NGO, public administration, association)||NGO|
|Type of commons||agriculture|
|Object||Abalimi is an urban agriculture (UA) and environmental action (EA) non profit association operating in the socio-economically neglected townships of Khayelitsha, Nyanga and surrounding areas on the Cape Flats, near Cape Town, South Africa.
They assist individuals, groups and community based organisations to initiate and maintain permanent organic food growing and nature conservation projects as the basis for sustainable lifestyles, self-help job creation, poverty alleviation and environmental renewal. Their core business is to assist their community to, firstly, combat poverty by growing food sustainably, using organic methods, at home and in community gardens and, secondly, to plant water wise indigenous trees and flora in schools and streets, in order to transform the dune-sands of the Cape Flats into a sustainable water-wise urban environment.
ABALIMI assists by providing the following support services:
Project implementation; agricultural and horticultural commodities; training; organisation building; facilitation of partnerships; research, monitoring and evaluation.