Free lunchtime talk: Permaculture in schools

You are invited to a free Lunchtime Soapbox talk entitled:

Permaculture Education – how do we gear our children for the future? by Leigh Brown

School’s Environmental Education and Development (SEED) is a small but well rooted non-profit and public benefits organization operating from Mitchell’s Plain in the Cape Flats. SEED builds Outdoor Classrooms and is paving the way for Accredited Permculture Training to career path Permaculture. The organisation’s methodology is based on a design system for sustainable living and land use called Permaculture that teaches a new breed of environmental ethics, with care of people, care of the earth, and sharing of surplus at it’s core.

SEED has been pioneering schools-based Permaculture in under-resourced schools for the last 9 years. Leigh will share what the organisation has learned during that period and introduce their Organic Classroom Program, which is now being rolled out nationally.

Leigh Brown completed her Permaculture Design Course and a year of on-ground work at the Permaculture Research Institute in Australia in 1999. She restarted the sleeping SEED in 2000 and has been building the organisation ever since.

A delicious and affordable (from R35) brown bag lunch will be on sale at the venue.

Date: Thursday 11 November

Time: 12:45 for 13:00pm

Venue: Lobby Books, Cape Town Democracy Center, 6 Spin Street

Contact: Andreas Spath at or 021 467 7606

Parking options:
Street parking in the area is safe.
Parking garages open to the public in the area include:

  • Plein Park (Plein Street; to get to the entrance, turn off Plein Street into Barrack Street and then into Corporation Street).
  • Mandela Rhodes Place (entrance in Burg Street, off Wale Street).

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