Umgibe System

The Umgibe System is a patented, frugal innovation conceptualized by Umgibe founder, Nonhlanhla Joye. The system was conceived through necessity and has evolved over the years, from a wooden structure into a recyclable, agroecological tool that supports new economy principles and the circular economy.

100% Indigenous Solutions

Umgibe is an innovation for Africans by an African woman from KwaZulu Natal.

Umgibe can expand space where there is none. Umgibe is cost effective it requires little inputs, no chemical fertilizer and no weeding or pesticides and very little water.

It can be replicated!

Umgibe can be replicated in every household and as a result create food security throughout the nation. Umgibe can be used as the platform for Community Food sheds

It can alleviate food insecurity

It does not matter where you stay you can erect Umgibe. Our method can be used as a social franchise that can be adopted by the government to secure food in South Africa and to generate income for thousands of individuals and decrease unemployment.

Anyone can use it!

Umgibe is the only method that does not require physical labor, so it can be done by anyone including old people children, youth as well as people with disabilities.Umgibe has health benefits because its organically grown.


Hunger Kills

More people then AIDS, Malaria and TB combined.


Quality Soil

Our grounds contain good soil to produce quality vegetables.