Tarryn Rice combines her passions for urban food gardens and education to help build a sustainable future.

Driven by her passion for teaching people how to grow food in a sustainable way, Tarryn Rice has been working in the Urban Food Gardening field in Cape Town, South Africa, for the last 5 years. The multi-skilled project manager and permaculture specialist is involved in a wealth of projects and small businesses all revolving around sustainable urban farming and greening.

Tarryn has been working with a number of NGO’s involved in training people about setting up sustainable food garden systems. This includes facilitating a weekly children’s garden training programme with Food Basket for Africa; serving as a facilitator for Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA)’s  EduPlant programme in the Western Cape; and managing operations for the Spring Foundation’s Lentegeur Market Garden, where she works with psychiatric patients to develop a market garden. At Oude Molen Food Garden Village, She also grows vegetables following permaculture methods and runs a children’s programme where she teaches children how to grow food in a sustainable way. She also facilitates a variety of gardening courses through CTFoodGardens, an online community of passionate food gardeners like her.

Tarryn founded 2 ventures, Wall Gardens and OwnGrown, that enable her to advance organic and sustainable solutions to home gardening.

Trained as a Climate Reality Leader in Johannesburg in 2014, She puts her sustainable farming skills and never-tiring enthusiasm at the service of promoting urban greening and agricultural practices that are both climate friendly and resilient.

An African Climate Reality Leader from South Africa, Tarryn Rice is part of a dynamic group of world-changers shaping the conversation on climate in forums ranging from family dinners to international summits. Together they are building a 21st-century movement for solutions to tackle climate change and foster environmental sustainability in Africa and world-wide.