When we saw that an intact pristine fynbos farm was threatened by potential agricultural expansion 21 years ago – you, our donors, stepped in to help. This purchase with the help of Fauna and Flora International, saw the birth of Flower Valley Conservation Trust.
When we realised that irresponsible and unsustainable harvesting was not being monitored, and threatened the Cape Floristic Region, you – our donor – became involved.
When we realised the need to help provide good quality and access to Early Childhood Development services for children in the Overstrand, you – our donor – didn’t hesitate to support.
When we realised that the threat of invasive alien plants in the Overberg continued to grow, and we offered our assistance to our region’s land users, you – our donor – chose to help.
For every need identified in and among our Fynbos communities (like our Feed a Child campaign) – you’ve joined hands with us to make things better.
And in the future, as we work to ensure a Fynbos-Filled Future for Life and Livelihoods, we know you’ll be there. With great admiration for your support, I thank you for these past 21 years.
Executive Director (Acting): Flower Valley Conservation Trust
Flower Valley Conservation Trust
For the Trust, it has been 21 years of growth, progress and learning.
At the height of the lockdown during the past four months, Flower Valley Conservation Trust had to react swiftly. At the time, the spotlight fell almost exclusively on the latter half of our vision: for life and livelihoods (our vision is: A fynbos-filled future for life and livelihoods).
Over the past two years, 138 fynbos harvesters received training in how to harvest fynbos sustainably. They were trained in their own home language (Afrikaans, isiXhosa and English).