Help our Eco Village get off-grid and sustainable

by Nourish
Help our Eco Village get off-grid and sustainable
Help our Eco Village get off-grid and sustainable
Help our Eco Village get off-grid and sustainable
Help our Eco Village get off-grid and sustainable
Help our Eco Village get off-grid and sustainable
Help our Eco Village get off-grid and sustainable
Help our Eco Village get off-grid and sustainable
Help our Eco Village get off-grid and sustainable
Help our Eco Village get off-grid and sustainable
Help our Eco Village get off-grid and sustainable

Nourish Eco Village is a place to be for everyone because it is indeed a place of ubuntu and we are making sure that everyone who makes a visit to Nourish realizes that. We have achieved a lot in this year of 2022 and we are so proud and that is all because of all our donors who have been there for us even in hard times. We are also glad that we never gave up on our goals and we are delighted by all the love we receive from our supporters.

 We recently opened our business hub(Sediwa) where a lot of our people in  the rural area will benefit and grow. We are so proud to be able to give young people an opportunity to grow themselves through business and entrepreneurship .

We are very grateful for all the support we receive from all our donors. It really keeps us going.

kind regards


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Our small farm makes things very easy for us at Nourish because we harvest fresh veggies and give it to the grannies so that they can cook healthy meals for our green kidz club. for children at Nourish Rise creche and all our staff. The farm is very beautiful and clean . Triad our farm caretaker has now planted a lot of vegetable seedlings because winter is a good time for farming most of the veggies. We made pickled beetroot and chillies which are very nice and we hope to grow and harvest more veggies from our farm so that we can be able to sell some of them. We also planted moringa seedlings which are growing very well and our goal is for Nourish  to produce moringa beauty products and sell them in our enterprise.



we would like to thank our sponsors who helps to make things possible at Nourish and supporting us, it really means a lot to us and we appreciate your love and we hope you continue supporting Nourish

Kind regards

Nourish

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We are trying by all means to make sure we keep things going at Eco Village. In the past months We had some guys who came to give us quotations about solar which at the moment is our number one priority to accomplish as it will make things very easy for us and we are just hoping someone will come through and help us.

This year 2022 we renovated some of the buildings using eco bricks and clay beacause we belive in sustainability and our team is working so hard to make the eco village clean and we really believe we are improving step by step we will reach our goal.

Thank you for supporting Nourish.



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Harvesting from the garden
Harvesting from the garden

Support has been  slow for our eco village in terms of donations, but this does not deter us. The goal of making every action as conscious, and mindful as possible means watching what we do with waste, what we use to build with, where we throw our food offcuts, and how we use food in the most sustainable way so as not to waste any food. 

 

I wanted to share in this report how our garden is growing the most beautiful and abundant beetroot. Since we cant always eat them as fast as we can harvest them in order to prevent wastage, and rotting - we have now started making our own beautiful pickled beetroot.  The little bit of funding we have gotten we have invested in some large jars, kitchen equipment and tools so that we can keep doing this process more and more with veggies from the garden. Creating healthy nutritious food for the children, and acting as mindfull as possible in the process. 

 

Thank you to those who have supported! 

The beautiful colours of nature and healthy food!
The beautiful colours of nature and healthy food!
Grating, spicing and pickling
Grating, spicing and pickling
Nutritious food preserved to use in for the kids!
Nutritious food preserved to use in for the kids!
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Water wise - grey water garden
Water wise - grey water garden

The goal of going off-grid is a BIG one, and its good to have big goals and dreams... but it is also good to take those dreams one step at a time, and not allow the slow speed or lack of funding to hinder the vision. We know what we want... to create an inspiring off-grid eco village which will be an educating nourishing space, for people and planet. 

 

Thank you to those that have so far suported us along the way. Change does not come all at once, but through a series of tiny decisions that lead slowly in the right direction. 

 

WATER has been a big focus for us, especially being based in an area that often struggles with water scarcity. We are already composting from the toilets at the pre-school and aftercare... although we are still trying to figure out the systems 100%, especially in wet weather or when we have an influx of children. The water from our showers at the backpackers (where guests, and interns stay) and staff area has also been a concern. Perfectly good water being 'thrown away' and filling up our septic tank... 

 

So a simple system was devised to re-use the grey water from the shower into an indigenous plant garden just outside the bathrooms.  PVC pipe with some holes poked in allow the water to slowly drain and water the whole garden, helping us to green the area, put roots in the soil, and use the water in a more sustainable way. 

 

One step at a time - thank you for joining us on this journey, please keep supporting us, helping us to grow, dream, and imrove into a proper earth-ship syle eco village. We will see how this waterwise garden fares now over the Winter months (which is our dry season here in the Lowveld of South Africa) 

Until our next update,  - thank you. xxx

Using water from the showers more sustainably
Using water from the showers more sustainably
Our grey water garden being laid out
Our grey water garden being laid out
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Nourish

Location: Hoedspruit - South Africa
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Sarah Bergs
Hoedspruit, South Africa
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