About Us

One of the remarkable things about our story is how many people have been positively affected by Soil for Life. Between 2009 and 2020 we trained 6,048 people in low-income areas as home food gardeners. On average each gardener is part of a household of six, thus making a positive impact in the lives of over 36,288 people.


The earth is facing unprecedented environmental crises. Our hope for a healthy world rests on re-establishing the harmony between the earth and its people. Although South Africa is officially food secure, more than 14-million people regularly experience hunger (*Hidden Hunger in South Africa, Oxfam 2014).

Our approach, which has evolved since Soil for Life started in 2002, is to help people to create their own sustainable home food gardens, however limited their resources. We also teach people simple and achievable ways they can live a healthier life. It’s been successful even in the most challenging environments. The benefits are numerous on many levels – for the individual home gardeners, their families and communities.

Our Vision

A healthy world, where people work in harmony to build healthy soils, grow nutritious food and heal the planet.

Our Team

Our incredible team of staff and volunteers are committed to changing the world one garden at a time.


Our sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone that helps make our work possible!


Between 2009 and 2017 we trained 4,630 home gardeners in low-income areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

A few answers to the more commonly asked questions that we receive.