About Frugals

Frugals is a Community Project that came to life in 2015 after being a dream for many years. The project was named "Frugals" as the plan is to let nothing go to waste that can be reused or recycled. This project was a long-time dream of Kallien Louw who applied Permaculture and Forest Gardening in her own garden with great success over the past number of years. Kallien's aim is to pass this knowledge on to the Frugals Gardners, helping them to generate food with the knowledge that they will gain through participation in the Frugals Community project.

The project aims to achieve the following:

  1. To generate food in their own garden by using everything that nature offers.

  2. Knowledge transfer to be able to teach new members build soil.

  3. Creating an opportunity for people from different cultures to get involved with each other and to show kindness to each other.

The system is based on the principle that everything on earth contains energy. Over time nature can break down everything that is organic. This releases the energy to be reused by nature. The components involved in this is water, sun and organic material. Leaves will be the main source of organic matter. The organisms in te soil will do the real work to recycle the energy! Us humans just needs to bring it all together to allow it to happen. The soil does not need to be intensely worked - in fact it is preferable that the soil is disturbed as little as possible as it affects the organisms living in the soil. So the breakdown process will happen as it would in a forest where all the leaves collects on the ground and are broken down by nature. The plan are to then plant some of the following plants and trees in the fertile soil that develops from this natural process - it will depend on the household's needs and space available:

  • Fruit trees and plants
  • Vegetables
  • Herbs
  • Flowering plants that repell bad insects and invite the good ones :)

Initially Kallien will collect bags containing leaves on her own time and expense, but will make and sell garden swings to generate income to eventually be able to pay someone to collect and deliver leaves to free up her time.

Meet The Beneficiaries

We've donated our first Wendyhouse to Caroline Roberts! We are extremely excited about the progress we've made. We will post photos shortly!

Contact Us

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