At Urban Grown we are passionate about agriculture, agro- processing and the environment, We are a young team of Urban Farmers dedicated to growing the best fresh produce in the city using hydroponics. Our greens are grown where they will be consumed so there isn’t the carbon footprint burden of transportation. Just because we are crazy about good food we harvest, package and supply to the best Jozi Restaurants, Hotels and Retailers within hours. Carefully growing and sourcing part of our produce from other small farmers in Gauteng. It really is farming...simply.
To plant a seed, watch it grow, to tend it and then harvest it, offered a simple but enduring satisfaction. The sense of being the custodian of that small patch of earth offered a taste of freedom- Nelson Mandela
Nonhlanhla (Nonny) Mokoena-Chimhandamba- Master Grower
Nonny has been very fortunate to work in management level for global multinationals such as Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive and Nestlé; where she refined her craft in consumer marketing and was exposed to the value chain. Nonny’s interest in business and particularly in agriculture was peaked when she worked in Nestles Nutrition business, where the importance of nutrition, health & wellness as well as the necessity for food security in South Africa struck a chord.
Simba Chimhandamba - Master Farmer
Simba loves good food and we believe it’s because of this he prefers to manage the process from Farm to Fork, He has a strong Marketing background but much prefers to be out in fields with the team. Simba has a vast knowledge of markets and holds key relationships with the retailers.
Naledi Mokoena - Rainmaker
Naledi lives in bustling Johannesburg. She has completed a degree in Hospitality Management with Marketing with distinction from Les Roches Hospitality Management School in Switzerland. She has worked for Marriott Hotel brand in London, Southern Sun (now Tsogo Sun), Birchwood hotel and OR Tambo International. Naledi identifies, screens and mantains all our relationships with Restaurants and Hotels.
Fresh Micro-greens, Lettuce, Cucumber and Kale, Tomato, Chilli amongst others
We harvest, package and distribute to order within the greater Johannesburg region. Delivering our greens Fresh and ready to use.