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With renewed energy for our strategy framework, we have restructured ourselves to be more adaptable and efficient to deal with the post-COVID lock down climate. Our core focus is conserving biodiversity and building resilience starting with the child, through a life...

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Exploring and understanding fynbos systems through research

Exploring and understanding fynbos systems through research

Over the past few month’s Flower Valley was visited by a few Universities to explore our unique fynbos systems.  The following is interesting research done on Flower Valley Farm. Multispectral Imagery Colin Geel (surveyor) and Dr. Kevin Musungu (Cape Peninsula...

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Alien Clearing across the Agulhas Plain

Alien Clearing across the Agulhas Plain

After a prolonged break in the Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative’s Alien Clearing Project, work started in early January 2021. 2 734 hectares of alien vegetation was cleared this year.  Since 2013, the project has successfully cleared 47 000 hectares of alien plants,...

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Life skills learning

Life skills learning

“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.” B.B. KingFlower Valley aims to be a vibrant space for learning and engagement, so that everyone can have an equal opportunity to access knowledge. The past three months 97 people attended our...

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Converting an old bathtub into an earthworm farm!

Converting an old bathtub into an earthworm farm!

To have the best vegetables and plants you need amazing compost. Unati, the horticulturist at Flower Valley Farm, explains how she re-used an old bathtub to make an earthworm farm at the outdoor classroom. How to set up an earthworm bathtub? You will need a bathtub...

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Welcoming Shaquille to Flower Valley Farm

Welcoming Shaquille to Flower Valley Farm

Flower Valley partnered with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and their graduate internship programme aimed at youth pursuing a career in conservation or biology. Shaquille Benjamin is the successful applicant for the position of Ecology Intern and we are excited...

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Flower Valley’s Latest News

Flower Valley’s Latest News

The Flower Valley team has had busy year with delivering food to mothers and children, and equipping people with skills for potential business opportunities. Have a look on our blog to see the latest news on the essential work done by Flower Valley. The 2020 year has...

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What do you know about Biological Control?

What do you know about Biological Control?

“Biological control is about supporting the eventual clearing operations” Dr Alan Wood. Alien invasive plant species threaten biodiversity, reduce water run-off, and increase risk of fire in the Overberg. Flower Valley has been working to control the spread of alien...

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Experiential Learning at Flower Valley

Experiential Learning at Flower Valley

Preparing and mentoring individuals within Flower Valley’s field-based work contributes towards increased probability of employment and opportunities for growth during a time of stasis. This is essential given the current state of the South African economy being...

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Update on Flower Valley’s Outdoor Classroom

Update on Flower Valley’s Outdoor Classroom

The Flower Valley team has been working in the Flower Valley Farm gardens and getting ready to host workshops at the outdoor classroom in the new year. The design aspects influence directly on the interactions and experience a child will have with nature. This forms...

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Thank you, and goodbye, Lesley Richardson

Thank you, and goodbye, Lesley Richardson

For 17 years, Lesley Richardson has guided and led Flower Valley Conservation Trust as the Trust’s Executive Director, and in the past two years, as Fundraising and Partnership Development Manager.

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Flower Valley’s latest news

Flower Valley’s latest news

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.

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A Coronavirus update: A swift response to a crisis

A Coronavirus update: A swift response to a crisis

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).

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