Organisations focus: Living Lands

Want to support an organisation through donating a percentage of your sales? Living Lands is an organisation of which I’ve been able to meet some of the committed and inspiring staff, and I believe the work they do is valuable in supporting living landscapes!

What is a Living Landscape?

A Living Landscape is home to a variety of healthy ecosystems and land uses where the ecological, agricultural and social systems are managed to function sustainably.

Living Lands work in the Eastern and Western Cape provinces of South Africa, active in the Baviaanskloof, Langkloof, Sneeuberg and Cape Town catchments. From their website:

“When we speak of collaborations we mean people working together to solve a common challenge and create collective action and solutions based on collective understanding, trust and respect. In our work, collaborations means working and partnering with farmers, private landowners, businesses, government bodies, schools, universities and other civil society organisations.

When we speak about working on, it means we do our work on the landscape and live there as well. We are implementing ecological rehabilitation projects and innovation on the landscape with various approaches. We believe in learning by doing – fail fast, learn faster is our motto here.

When we speak about living landscapes we mean a variety of healthy ecosystems and land uses that are home to ecological, agricultural, and social systems which are managed so as to function sustainably. We believe that if people are healthy then their environment will be healthy and vice versa, which is why we approach a landscape as a whole living ecosystem.”

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