Flower Valley News
Our unique corner of the Cape Floral Kingdom is well known for its fabulous fynbos diversity. But what about the animals? And those little critters that rely completely on fynbos to survive.
Flower Valley’s Sustainable Harvesting team hosted the Conservation Ecology students from Stellenbosch University for the whole week, testing the field assessment set out by the Sustainable Harvesting Programme.
We have a house full of happy faces – as our Early Learning Centre opens its doors for 2017. It’s the first day of school, and this year we have 28 children joining us to learn more about themselves and about nature.
Our former Harvesting Manager, Oom Alfred Swarts has died aged 62. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, and died at his home in Stanford on Saturday 17 December.
There’s a lot of resolve needed to meet the challenges faced by non-profit organisations. For us, it’s so gratifying when our work results in positive change.
The Flower Valley team travelled to a chilly London in December – to bring partners in ethical trade and sustainable production together.
Three young scholars graduated from the Flower Valley Early Learning Centre at the end-of-year concert, held at the Masakhane Community Hall in December.
The Flower Valley Conservation Trust’s annual report for 2015 – 2016 financial year has been completed and is now available.
What a great time of the year to be on Flower Valley Farm. We’ve just traversed the farm to give feedback to those who have adopted hectares.
The Sustainable Harvesting Programme has a new team member. Kirsten Retief joins the team as the Conservation Extension and Applied Research Coordinator. She will meet with landowners and harvesters, providing support to meet environmental best practice principles in the fynbos sector.