Flower Valley Conservation Trust
Building capacity of Fynbos harvesters is at the heart of the Sustainable Harvesting Programme.
What are you doing for your 67 minutes this Mandela Day? Here’s one idea: Join the Southern Overberg Botanical Society
The gardens at Flower Valley’s former pre-school are about to receive a makeover. The site will be used to bring pre-school children in touch with nature.
Flower Valley Farm welcomes a new assistant farm manager to the team – Mitch Afrika. Mitch completed his Bachelor of Sciences in Conservation Ecology (NQF level equivalent to honours) at Stellenbosch
Pollinators are in the headlines right now – for all the WRONG reasons.Insects in particular face a challenging future.
Sixteen years: That’s how long this wonderful Flower Valley journey has been for me. From CapeNature, to WWF-South Africa, and finally, to have had these years with Flower Valley Conservation Trust
Some children’s books and fables stay with you for the rest of your life. So on World Children’s Book Day, we’ve chosen our 3 favourites. (And show just why they’re such iconic children’s books).
The Trust is now offering 2 opportunities in the Early Childhood Development Programme:
Food Security and Gardens Coordinator. Learning Programme Coordinator
Martina Appolis realised early in her career that she wanted to be a small business owner. So working her way up over time, Martina registered as a contractor in 2013.
Position Available for an Assistant Farm Manager for Flower Valley Farm. We’re looking for: – Practical, dynamic, hands-on, and good with people. The deadline is 12 March. See the responsibilities here:
It’s quite simply not that easy to remove any invasive alien plant. Each species requires a different technique to try to prevent it from re-growing.
Does the wildflower harvesting industry need a Sustainable Flower Harvesting Assurance System – and if so, how should it be structured to add value to the industry and make business sense?
What does it mean to pick Fynbos sustainably? There are a couple of things you should do – and some things you really shouldn’t do, when picking Fynbos if you’re wanting to pick responsibly.
Three new and emerging invasive alien species are being targeted on the Agulhas Plain. The plan is to rid the area of these three species – before they spread beyond their current farm boundaries, threatening our region’s biodiversity.
Every organisation reviews its strategy from time to time, to seize new opportunities and prepare for new challenges. Our review over the last year has been a great team-building exercise – and has led us to our new vision statement:
The Flower Valley Conservation Trust’s annual report for 2017 - 2018 is now available. And for Executive Director, Lesley Richardson, Flower Valley has (and continues to) focus on better lives, protected natural landscapes and greater sustainability. These are all...
The Good Hope Early Childhood Development Centre in Masakhane is now able to accommodate an additional 60 children. The centre, which serves children from birth to 5 years of age, has been extended with an additional site operating since October.
The demand for Fynbos has rocketed in recent years, with exports doubling since 2012. Fynbos is also now seen as an elite product – especially in the overseas markets.
Colours say so much. And colours in Fynbos amplify those messages.
These are some of the activities you can enjoy on a stay over in our farm house on Flower Valley Farm. The house is rustic and provides a nice breakaway from technology (there’s no TV, but there is wi-fi).