Site #11


Paulos

Identifier of this site

This large, empty plot is an eyesore for residents in the area. There is a daycare for children right on the corner of the plot, and it would be great if there was some vegetation to create healthy air and a more inspiring environment for the children and surrounding residents. Paulos, a retired landscaper living a few blocks away, is keen to lead a project to revitalise this empty lot.


Why is this important?

This site is located in Delft. Delft is a low-income area on the Cape Flats. The vegetation originally found here was the Cape Flats Dune Strandveld. This type of vegetation is unique to Cape Town but it is rapidly disappearing. The first step in re-establishing this vegetation throughout the Cape Flats is by securing the soil and providing wind-breaks and shelter and food for both people and animals.

Read more about our greening strategy

Below is the list with the different species that can be grown on this site. These species would contribute to the greening of , and would fit in with a wider greening strategy for Cape Town. However, this vision is only a proposal and we invite you to comment on it. Are there any other species that would do well? Are there particular uses for this site that we should take into consideration? Do you have a spectacular vision for the plot? Do you have any ideas to involve the wider community? Please let us know!

Wish List Overview

Item Quantity Pledge support
Bicoloured lampranthus
Lampranthus bicolor
400 I can help!
Bitter aloe
Aloe ferox
8 I can help!
Brown Sage
Salvia africana-lutea
3 I can help!
Camphor-scented pelargonium
Pelargonium betulinum
5 I can help!
Garlic buchu
Agathosma apiculata
10 I can help!
Honeyeverlasting
Helichrysum patulum
10 I can help!
Num-num
Carissa macrocarpa
6 I can help!
Opal flower
Lachenalia aloides
10 I can help!
Sagewood
Buddleja salviifolia
4 I can help!
Small cobra lily
Chasmanthe aethiopica
6 I can help!
Sour fig
Carpobrotus edulis
60 I can help!
Sugarbush
Protea repens
8 I can help!
Tickberry
Osteospermum moniliferum
3 I can help!
Wormwood
Artemisia afra
4 I can help!

If you can help growing any of these species, click the blue button in the table above.

Past activities

Date Time More details
Friday 26 Apr 2019 07:00-19:00 Read more

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