We all love fynbos and the fantastic diversity found on Flower Valley, but the people in our communities are just as special. While hosting a fynbos flower harvesting course in February this year at the Flower Valley outdoor classroom, we discovered that we had a special guest. Chaney Europa was one of the first young children to attend the early childhood eco-school on Flower Valley Farm in 2003. She describes some her memories of going to school at Flower Valley in this short video clip.

The school has gone through a dramatic transformation over the las few years. Where it was once a space for the playful early learning of children, it is now a place for early-learning teachers to learn how to incorporate play and the outdoors into their own classrooms. It is still a unique and special place for young children to learn about nature.