The Flower Valley Conservation Trust is an NGO acting as the custodians of a critically endangered landscape, home to a vegetation type which is totally endemic to a small portion of South Africa.
Fybos is one of the 6 floral kingdoms and is the smalles and richest in the world. With some 9000 species which only grow in a narrow coastal band, the protection of this biodiverse area is critical.
The Flower Valley Sustainable Environmental Education Development (SEED) is a self-sufficient rural settlement on a wild flower picking farm. The integrated project design develops symbiotic generative long term sustainable solutions to social, economic and eco-systems.
SEED is a hybrid community based education and rural development project. It weaves together the ecosystem conservation and harvesting with wilderness education, providing work for the rural poor in sustainable eco-system harvesting wilderness education programmes.