A Fynbos Forum field trip on Flower Valley

Flower Valley is teaming up with the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy to get researchers and conservationists into our region’s special Fynbos during the Fynbos Forum in August.

SUSTAINABLY HARVESTED FYNBOS

Attendees at the Fynbos Forum will experience the farm as a test site for sustainably harvested Fynbos. We’ll also showcase the use of the Code of Best Practice for harvesting, and tools used to monitor harvesting practices.

FYNBOS & WINE

We’ll then stop for a Fynbos pairing and wine tasting at fellow Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy member, Lomond Wines.

FYNBOS LANDSCAPES

And the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy staff will introduce visitors to the work undertaken by the conservancy to secure these Fynbos landscapes. This includes a video of some of the amazing wildlife found within the conservancy and captured on camera by the Grootbos Foundation.

The Fynbos Forum is an annual event held in Fynbos-rich areas.

It brings conservationists, researchers, universities, government departments and non-profit organisations together to improve knowledge and through research, to better protect Fynbos.

This year the Forum takes place in the Overberg in the town of Baardskeerdersbos between 5 and 8 August.

 

Your own Erica ID kit:

There are around 660 Erica species in the Cape Floral Kingdom. On Flower Valley Farm, we’ve got 19 Erica species. (Most notably, you’ll find the Endangered Erica irregularis.) We’ve compiled an Erica ID kit of the main Erica species you’ll find in our area. And we’re making this kit available to those who have Adopted a Hectare on Flower Valley Farm.