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Site upgrades and a new way to interact with us!

Site upgrades and a better way to interact with us! We are creating an interactive website that will constantly change and offer new possibilities. Verified members, will get access to content, keeping members in the loop and giving us the ability to share our journey with you. We want your experience with us to be […]

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Restoring an Ecosystem

Restoring an Ecosystem The first major milestone of the Pachamama Forest Restoration Project is nearing completion. Planting two thousand trees in six months was the project we took on in December 2019. This was certainly a challenging task, considering the hectare of land in which the indigenous trees were to be planted was densely populated […]

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Planting Trees – at last!

It is with real pleasure and happiness that all Pachamama volunteers joined together last Monday to plant the very first indigenous trees of the Pachamama Forest Restoration Project.  We currently are a team of five volunteers that decided to stay over the lockdown at Pachamama. We all (together with the core team and former volunteers) […]

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Pachamama in Lock Down, South Africa

In an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19, governments worldwide have been closing their borders and implementing strict regulations. In South Africa, a nationwide lockdown was put into effect on Thursday 26 March 2020. For Pachamama, this situation brought some challenges as well as opportunities and a shift in focus. National and international volunteers […]

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Pachamama Peace Marimba Workshop

“As a volunteer at Pachamama I was thrilled to participate in a very special day on Friday 7th of March. The permanent team: Kate, Chris, Nixiwaka and Werner, had invited a group of children from the neighbourhood for a very exciting afternoon. We welcomed seven kids aged around five to eleven years, with a tailor […]

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Reflections on our year – 2019

2019 was a year of many changes and growth at Pachamama. There has been a big shift towards focusing energies on the reforestation – and we are very pleased to be receiving funding for 2000 indigenous trees to be planted by June 2020.  We begin 2020 with an established and committed, long-term team of people […]

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A short history of Kraaibosch

Kraaibosch is situated directly on the boundary of the Knysna Forest, within 800 meters of the Homtini River Valley, 32 km from Knysna. Kraaibosch has 24 lots of allocated land of which all are currently occupied in some way. Kraaibosch was originally set up as a Woodcutters lot in 1895. The first steps began when […]

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Spring 2019 Update

As an organisation, Pachamama now stands on the precipice of expansion. Over the last three years we have been building the networks, infrastructure and systems to be able to support the vision we hold for this land. Many people have participated and nurtured the seed of this project. The success is attributed to of all […]

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Being The Change

Our culture of consumerism is driving species to extinction through progressively degrading landscapes that are out of sight in the lives of the general population. This happens because we collectively pay for the products that put profit above conservation. Too easy is it however to put the blame on something external to ourselves.  We need […]

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Invasive, Alien and Indigenous Trees

Certain Trees which are not indigenous to the area are often called Alien or invasive trees. We prefer to say that these trees are invasive, as no tree is Alien to Pachamama. Currently, the Pachamama forest retreat land is occupied with two-thirds of invasive trees including several species of Pine, the Australian Acacia (Wattle) and […]