Bucket farming is about alleviating poverty and hunger, and increasing food security by empowering families/households/individuals to grow their own food with minimal resources. In addition, when people have food, money received through grants can be redirected to other needs that contribute to self-development or local economic growth.
The D I S T A N C E was run by 9th Street, a community of multidisciplinary Jewish artists based in Johannesburg. It followed on from previous works where art was used to invigorate parks and the abandoned synagogues around them. A free event was held in Patterson Park that brought together multidisciplinary artists to create performances in public.
The Ikusasa project empowers such schools through training learners, teachers and the broader community in poultry farming, which can provide sustainable funding.
The INR project educates communities on sand-mining with the aim of curbing the spread of illegal sand-mining and enabling communities to take ownership of their local resources by informing them of the government support available.
Open Oceans uses technology and powerful storytelling to inform municipal policy and decision-making, empower small business and bring informal waste pickers into the economic mainstream.
The City of Cape Town’s Municipal Spatial Development Framework identifies Tafelsig as a cultural precinct. The objective of the Tafelsig Beautification Initiative was to create valuable public space through redesigning and greening a park.
The Too Greenish Movement brings the youth to work with the elderly community members in South Hills, Johannesburg, to assist them in developing their gardening projects, through providing education, tools, seedlings and access to tap water (so they don’t have to struggle with physically strenuous activities of carrying buckets of water).