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Do you need to spend your Corporate Social Investment funds?

Would you like to invest some of your profit in the future?

Do you want to know that your investment is working to support an initiative that will contribute to a more sustainable future for our children?

Then choose to support the work of Die Bevryde Grond Trust and Afrikara Co-op Ltd.

The return on your investment will be:

  • Supporting the people that are taking care of our natural environment.
  • Ensuring that young people who want to farm have access to land without having to incur huge debts to pay off the purchase of farm land.
  • Increasing the area of land that is freed from industrial agribusiness exploitation, pollution and ultimate desertification.
  • Increasing the production of affordable, healthy, toxin free food.
  • Reducing water wastage and pollution in agriculture.
  • Converting systems to use sustainable energy sources.
  • Increasing biodiversity.
  • Saving honey bees.
  • Creating beautiful, living, learning, edible landscapes.
  • Creating opportunities for people to RECONNECT WITH NATURE.
  • Reducing the negative impacts that industrial agriculture has on our environment.
  • Ensuring that all people that work on farms are able to truly benefit from the work that they do.
  • Creating an environment in which children can learn how to be fully human as opposed to being “schooled” to be cogs in the wheel of a system that benefits only a few.

Can you put a monetary value to the benefits of the above?

Choose any figure and deposit that into our bank account.

We will send you updates on how your money is working for the good.

Poetry writing workshops

Shirley's work has been published in several literary journals and anthologies and she recently received the third prize in the 2017 Dalro Poetry Awards.  She has been running poetry writing workshops in the Eastern Cape and Johannesburg since 2016. The workshops usually run over six weeks, with participants meeting once a week for two hours. She hopes to run weekend poetry retreats at Hoekiesdam and other venues in the Western Cape, and also to continue offering six-week workshops to anyone who may be interested in learning to write poetry or improve their writing skills. 

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Wooden toys

Hennie will be moving to Hoekiesdam in April 2019. 

Once there, he will be upgrading the workshop and converting part of it into a woodwork shop, where he will be manufacturing wooden developmental toys and domestic accessories for sale under the Afrikara umbrella.  Once the workshop is fully functional, he aims to offer training in woodwork.

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Both the Tarot and I-Ching can successfully be used as tools to encourage and empower people to take right action and make right decisions for their lives, by highlighting possibilities and concerns and bringing ideas and suggestions into play that may otherwise not have been considered.  Shirley has successfully been reading the Tarot for herself, and for friends and family, for many years.  More recently, she was introduced to the I-Ching, and has found combination Tarot-I-Ching readings to be incredibly helpful and insightful, to the extent that long-standing clients have urged her to start doing readings professionally.

For prices and more information, please WhatsApp Shirley on 082 928 8671.  

Body Alignment

Using the chakras and minor chakras as gateways, Body Alignment seeks to address energetic imbalances on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels.  It works at the root cause of issues, with the permission and guidance of the client's Higher Self.  The facilitator, or practitioner, locates specific body points to access the energy fields of systems and organs in the body, linking to and releasing, energy blockages in the physical and supersensible bodies. 

Shirley is a qualified Body Alignment practitioner and can be WhatsApped on 082 928 8671 for more information and/or to book an appointment. 

Medicinal Plants/Herbs

We grow a large variety of medicinal plants and herbs, like Artemisia afra (African wormwood or mugwort), lion's tail (lion's ear/wild dagga), thistles, and many more. 

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We grow a limited range of perennial and seasonal herbs for teas and culinary purposes.  Please contact us if you would like us to cultivate herbs for you. 

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Salad Packs

We supply mixtures of assorted young lettuce leaves, herbs, edible flowers and other greens for good-looking salads.

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Aletta is always happy to share her knowledge and experience of biodynamic farming practices. However, if you would like her to visit your farm for an assessment or should you require more hands-on involvement, feel free to contact her to discuss her fees. Contact Afrikara


Dreamcatcher Workshop

Contact Thierry to organise a dreamcatcher retreat or workshop, or to order a personalised dreamcatcher.

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Mantra Art Workshops

Contact Thierry to organise a Mantra Art workshop or retreat at Hoekiesdam, or a venue of your choice. Mantra Art is a whole-art form practised by many Kung-Fu practitioners and can effectively be used as a team-building or personal-development tool.

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