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We write about everything from tips on how to grow veggies at home to heart warming stories of how the community is working together to end hunger and ensure every family has long term access to organic, nutritious vegetables. 

Poly Nation Spreads the Ink by Hand

Poly Nation Spreads the Ink by Hand

Hout Bay resident, Alfonso De Chaud, is the owner of Poly Nation, the silk screen company that seeks to make its profit with human dignity, human touch and with a low carbon impact on the environment. When the COURAGE initiative was launched last year to ensure food...

Sharing the Love with Jelly Tots

Sharing the Love with Jelly Tots

‘For many years, I used to look out the window at the children playing and dream of having my own day care. I wanted a place where children could learn, where I could help them develop their potential. That dream finally came true in Hout Bay.’ When Sophia Morris...

Paddling for Love: Support Kola’s 27km Paddle for Love in a Bowl

Paddling for Love: Support Kola’s 27km Paddle for Love in a Bowl

This year marks the 27th anniversary of South Africa’s freedom. What does this freedom mean to you and what are you doing to celebrate? This year, one teenager is doing something different. On 27 April 2021 – Freedom Day – Kola Cohen, a 19-year-old from Hout Bay, will...

Protecting Our Ocean by Supporting Our People

Protecting Our Ocean by Supporting Our People

Early on a Monday morning, a group of young men are poised for a race on Hout Bay beach. Their breathing is heavy, having just completed a round of push ups, and the hot sun glistens off the sand on their backs. The signal is given and they are off, surging forward at...

OUR AWESOME PARTNERS – HBFC

OUR AWESOME PARTNERS – HBFC

Last year Hout Bay United Football Community (HBUFC) approached us with the novel idea of taking in ten of their young players as interns. Seeing as we are big fans of HBUFC and had a strong history of working together in food delivery during the pandemic, we couldn’t...

Bundi puts his love into the land

Bundi puts his love into the land

An Imizamo Yethu man has made a life for himself in Hout Bay, growing organic vegetables to support organisations and feeding schemes. Bundi Yard, 28, from Love in a Bowl, is originally from Malawi and started farming at the age of eight with his mother, who grew...

Love in a Bowl Partners with Change Makers

Love in a Bowl Partners with Change Makers

Our awesome partners   During the height of the COVID pandemic last year, dozens of Hout Bay organisations partnered with each other to meet the challenges of significant hunger through massive food donations and distribution. Since then, Partners for Change...

Love in a Bowl Breaks Ground with our New Seedling Partner

Love in a Bowl Breaks Ground with our New Seedling Partner

Breaking Ground Organics Whenever possible, our Love In A Bowl team links up with another Hout Bay organisation in the pursuit of our mission to ensure the most vulnerable children and elderly of our Village never go hungry. Every month we plant thousands of seedlings...

The vegetable CIRCLE OF LIFE – Hout Bay PERMACULTURE at its BEST

The vegetable CIRCLE OF LIFE – Hout Bay PERMACULTURE at its BEST

Permaculture The basis of the beautiful veggie circles rests in the philosophy of permaculture. It is about designing, implementing and maintaining permanent natural systems to cultivate land, plants, animals and people and to foster mutually beneficial and thus...

Our partnership with BENEVOLENT landowners in HOUT BAY

Our partnership with BENEVOLENT landowners in HOUT BAY

Private land transformation  Landowners are providing their extra land for the growing of vegetable circles to provide food for those in need. In Hout Bay there are some special individuals and families, who over time have ended up with some beautiful properties with...

THE ABUNDANT VEGGIE CIRCLE – A work of wonder, a labour of Love

THE ABUNDANT VEGGIE CIRCLE – A work of wonder, a labour of Love

We all Belong Here It’s not unusual to see a volunteer or visitor walking in deep meditation inside one of our crop circles. And it makes sense, of course. There’s something naturally beguiling or invitational about a circle that is a beautiful manifestation of a...

LOVE IS A VEGETABLE – If one of us is Hungry, we are All Hungry

LOVE IS A VEGETABLE – If one of us is Hungry, we are All Hungry

Hout Bay Hunger Our local reality is that a third of us in Hout Bay live below the Bread Line. It begs the question, Who is my neighbour? The most vulnerable members of our community are the very young and the very elderly. Love in a Bowl is devoted to ensuring these...