No. Land Farming was founded in 2017, out of our Post Graduate Entrepreneurship course at UCT, as part of the Genesis Project. For this project, students are tasked to start up a business and apply business fundamentals taught in lectures to their own live business with the intent that we get ‘hands-on’, experiential learning on how to start and run your own business.
The idea behind No. Land Framing is that we, as South Africans, don’t need massive amounts of land to farm commercially and in a sustainable manner, but can do so on a scalable micro-level, with little or ‘No Land.’ At No. Land Farming we connect with homeowners who have fruit trees with excess fruit in their gardens, where we collect the excess fruits and reward the homeowner either through a product made from their fruits or through the payment of an agreed-upon amount of money. All produce collected from homeowners is turned into artisanal food products such as olive tapenade & lemon cordial, and is sold at various markets locally in and around Cape Town.
Secondly, we fully assist homeowners in growing and maintaining their fruit tree(s) by giving them advice on how to best care for their trees to ensure the maximum yield of fruit come harvest time. This is facilitated through our website where we have a ‘Consult’ function, which homeowners may use to send us any questions or queries regarding both their trees and any other agricultural related questions.
Claudia Jones (Co-founder & Director)
Claudia Jones holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with two years’ work experience in Seychelles, in Human Resources. Claudia also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Management specializing in Entrepreneurship from the University of Cape Town where No. Land Farming was born. She is really passionate about the environment and also loves to see new and innovative ideas come to life.
Wandile Tshabe (Co-founder & Director)
Wandile Tshabe holds BA General, majoring in Business Management and Industrial Psychology. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Management specializing in Entrepreneurship from the University of Cape Town. Wandile enjoys seeking business solutions to societal problems. When you see Wandile, think Seeing possibilities, Taking Action, and always looking to Enable Progress.