Cape Contributing Decor Editor Sarah Stuart-Reckling discovers new ideas for veggie gardens

There’s something about neat and well-tended vegetable gardens that gets my fingers itching to garden again. And this is exactly what happened when I saw this newly installed vegetable garden outside The Constantia Village shopping centre in Cape Town. I started planning a veggie patch that I’ll add to my own soon-to-be new garden …

In partnership with The Constantia Village, Urban Harvest initiated and installed this beautiful food garden in a previously unused space, making it the first mainstream shopping centre to have its own on site edible garden project. This garden not only provides fresh, organically grown herbs and vegetables to restaurants in the area, but it also provides an extra income for Big Issue vendor Zamikhaya who was instrumental in installing it and has now learned many valuable gardening skills.urban-garden

This garden also includes some innovative upcycling ideas that you can copy at home. It’s been cleverly designed using poles sponsored by the Pole Yard and given a formal layout using empty wine bottles as edgings to the beds.

Urban Harvest is a social enterprise that specialises in creating organic food gardens for homes, communities and businesses. They believe that by helping people grow their own food, they’re supporting a healthier, happier and more sustainable life for everyone. So true!

Pay a visit and feast your eyes.