Organic gardening and lessons on permaculture have recently been introduced
to over 12,000 schools in South Africa. According to South African Education
Minister Naledi Pandor, "Learners have become familiar with permaculture,
an organic system of farming and gardening that combines people and
plants in a way that produces more energy than it uses. In addition,
many schools now use their projects to implement active learning. They
grow their own food, harvest, conserve and manage water, recycle waste,
generate income for the school, run outreach projects and much more."