Cangro is a proudly South African sustainable development, ‘green’ initiative in the progressive educational and food security space which teaches children how to grow food, upside down.
Cangro aims to empower children with the knowledge, skills and capacity to successfully nurture and care for their very own upside-down tomato plant, simultaneously teaching them to nurture and care for themselves and their environment. The real value underlying the entire project is the cans’ ability to connect. Usually involving entire households, it connects teachers to parents, and through branding and marketing it connects the shopping centre to the community. Through innovation focused on the use of recycled material, Cangro hopes to inspire a generation of young thinkers and future entrepreneurs who can contribute in a meaningful way to a sustainable South Africa.
The Cangro initiative takes place annually over a three month period and has been extended to nine schools in Carletonville, Diepsloot and Alexandra.