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 Project heroes, 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:
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 the following plants and trees in the fertile soil that develops from this natural process:
The trees form part of the long-term vision of the project as there will be no immediate food generated from them.
With the other plants the project will be able to generate food faster.
As the project matures more people will be identified to take part.
We will make and sell garden swings to generate income to eventually be able to pay someone to collect and deliver leaves to free up Kallien.
We already have
We need the following:
Our Local heroes - here we will post photos of the heroes joining the project.
Here we will post photos of the project as it progresses
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