Welcome to GreenBridge
We are a community building bio-diversity and food gardens to improve the ecologies in which we live.
What we’re doing
This is a project (originally called rooftopbox) to create modular rooftop gardens using indigenous fynbos vegetation to build biodiversity using Cape Town’s (many) flat rooftops.
Our first significant project has started at Philippi Village where we have gotten the green-light to extend our pilot container-top garden to the whole container walk (x40).
Greenpoint Neighbourhood Bridges
A first experiment, with a loosely-collaborating group of planters, having:
- turned communal lawns into food-gardens, with perma-culture beds and community food-scrap collection
- an indie garden around a power substation
- verge planting projects in planning to change planting of these areas to indigineous
- approval to use a memorial park that is currently barren to build a planted “bridge” from the Neighbourhood connecting to the neigbouring Table Mountain national park
Monitoring growth from space
We are prototyping the use of FarmPin plant growth graphs, originally designed for commerical farmers, to track changes in the vegetation index as we green neighbourhoods.