Inspiring and empowering other people and communities
to transform their own unused urban spaces.
With this short documentary we hope to inspire and empower other communities to take it upon themselves to 'fix more broken windows' and transform similar places into spaces of creativity, hope and abundance by following in the Green Camp Gallery Projects's footsteps.
Permaculturalist and a self-taught horticulturalist. She was a goldsmith before gardening found her and told her she had green fingers and a memory for long Latin names, which surprised her no end. When she’s not designing or growing and planting, she plans events to do with growing and planting. She works on various consulting projects, has compiled a plant reference guide for use in landscaping and permaculture and is co-author of a chapter on designing food forests in ‘The Durban Forest’ published by the Durban Botanic Gardens Trust.
Author, adventure sports entrepreneur and motivational speaker. She works with the youth and different faith groups to promote understanding and tolerance in humanity as well as delivering inspiration on self development and encouraging a positive mindset. She's originally from Durban but has lived for 14 years in the UK and Saudi Arabia. She now resides in South Africa where she runs her company 'Nomadic Spirit', is a vegan smoothie lover as well as a die-hard travel junkie.
Here is a little teaser for our documentary...Xolani explaining what the Green Camp Gallery Project actually is!
We drove around Durban, keeping a look out for derelict sites.
After the Partner Farmer Agri-hub we stopped briefly by The Green Guy nursery run by Rory Clark. Rory has supplied the Green Camp Gallery with seedlings in the past so we thought it would be nice to go see his organic operation.
“Guerrilla gardening is the act of gardening on land that the gardeners do not have the legal rights to utilize, such as an abandoned site, an area that is not being cared for, or private property.”
This week our team's cinematographer, Thomas Wright and I invite you to join us on a journey.
The Green Camp Gallery is about food security, care of the environment and grassroots action to counteract the increasing power and influence of biotech and GMO companies such as Monsanto, DuPont and Bayer.
We frame our story by means of the ‘broken window’ concept, in the form of a short documentary made up of installments and written content.