FAQ's

What time are your shops open?

Laerskool Paul Greyling
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Tuesday, 09:30 to 17:00
Wednesday, 09:30 to 17:00
Thursday, 09:30 to 17:00
Friday, 09:30 to 17:00
Saturday, 09:00 to 13:00
Sunday, Closed

False Bay Hospital
Monday, 09:00 to 17:00
Tuesday, 09:30 to 17:00
Wednesday, 09:30 to 17:00
Thursday, 09:30 to 17:00
Friday, 09:30 to 17:00
Saturday, 09:00 to 17:00
Sunday, Closed

Kommetjie Primary School
Monday, 09:00 to 16:30
Tuesday, 09:30 to 16:30
Wednesday, 09:30 to 16:30
Thursday, 09:30 to 16:30
Friday, 09:30 to 16:30
Saturday, 09:00 to 17:00
Sunday, 09:00 to 15:00

Can we visit the farms?

Sure, but please contact nicholas@neighbourhoodfarm.org for an official visit and tour, or simply pop in at the False Bay Hospital Neighbourhood Farm for a self-guided tour.

Why do you have plastic?

We have reduced our use of single use plastics as much as possible and are always exploring alternative packaging methods that are kinder to the planet. Where we can, we bunch our produce and try and avoid using plastic unless we have no other alternative. Sadly, if we were to convert to using glass instead of plastic, the cost of our produce would increase by approximately 20%, making it unaffordable to a lot of community members. We have however partnered with www.waste-ed.co.za in a pilot project to make eco-bricks and then use them to make structures on our various sites. We highly recommend that you make eco-bricks with any of your single use plastic.

What is your address?

Please look at the Locations page.

Is all your produce organic?

All the produce we grow is organic. In fact, we haven’t even used organic herbicides or pesticides in more than 8 months. It’s been beautiful to watch little eco-systems blossom and bloom in our gardens as nature creates its own balance. We do however, stock some conventionally produced fruit and vegetables to ensure that our neighbours can purchase the diversity of produce that they have become accustomed to. Our shop assistants can advise what produce is organic, and what produce is conventional.

Are you a for profit organization?

No. Neighbourhood Farms is housed in an NPO (Not for Profit) organization. Any profit we make is re-invested into creating a mosaic of urban farms in South Africa, principally in Cape Town, South Africa.

I’d like to volunteer. Can I?

Yes, but we’re a small team, and are still working towards a total volunteer program where we can utilize your skills. We ask that in the interim, you like our Facebook Page, and check in for events where you can assist or that you contact kyle@neighbourhoodfarm.org. If you’d like to share your skills pro-bono, please contact justin@neighbourhoodfarm.org.

Can I Donate to your good cause?

That’s music to our ears. Yes, of course. Your support contributes to the economic sustainability of our endeavor and ensures that we continue implementing Neighbourhood Farms in communities across South Africa. Click here for more information,

Get involved

Can you help?

Sure. We’re into marrying nature’s smarts with our own and yours!

Whether you’re a permaculture guru, horticultural expert, aquaponic fanatic, backyard hydroponic entrepreneur, harvest solar energy or rainwater, then we’d love to chat.

Honestly, we’re even looking for people in our neighbourhoods with really green fingers and big hearts that want to lighten their footprint on the planet.