I don’t think it has ever been clearer: if nature works, people benefit. And when we don’t care for our natural resources (like letting invasive species overrun water sources), there are consequences.
Our natural world has the amazing ability to regenerate. But right now, it needs our help.
That’s where Flower Valley comes in – and in 2017, we had wonderful successes, but also some challenges. A few of our highlights:
- For 4 years, in an EU & WWF-Nedbank Green Trust funded project, we developed tools to support ethical fynbos harvesting, across 75,000 hectares of the Cape Floral Kingdom;
- The clearing of invasive alien plants under our ABI Programme started up again on the Agulhas Plain;
- Our Early Childhood Development Programme grew with new funders and three new staff members joining the team – to encourage environmental learning for young children;
- And Flower Valley underwent a strategic review, which will play out over the coming years.
It’s been a challenging year for many non-profit organisations. But that’s where resilience comes in – of staff, partners, supporters, and of course you. None of this would have been possible without the help of our good friends. Thank you.
Wishing you a wonderful festive season – and what better gift for family and friends than a lasting “green’’ gift.