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The Langkloof Honeybush Company

The Langkloof is situated along the R62, a scenic route in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. This is a geographically varied region, inhabited by diverse communities where we work with farmers and harvesters to promote the sustainable harvesting and regenerative cultivation of honeybush. With a superb product, organic certification, full traceability and a fantastic team, the Langkloof Honeybush Company is ready to get tea blends out into the world.

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Langkloof Landscape

The Langkloof Honeybush Company

Sustainable harvesting and regenerative cultivation of honeybush

Simalaha Landscape, Zambia

Simalaha Incubator Farm Company

Developing a regenerative farm, where spices and vegetables are grown to sell in local and international markets

Simalaha Incubator Farm Company

The Simalaha is a wildlife corridor connecting the Chobe and Kafue protected areas between Botswana and southern Zambia. Elephants once roamed freely in this area, but wildlife has now largely disappeared. Efforts to restore a corridor for animals to migrate across borders again are underway. Meanwhile, the farmers living next to the corridor are struggling. Because of the poor soils and variable rainfall, they have often resorted to quick-fix agricultural tactics like slash-and-burn, putting greater pressure on the forests and the wildlife. The Simalaha Incubator Farm Company is working with promising farmers to turn a part of this marginal landscape into a commercially viable, regenerative farm to create real impact for the agricultural economy.

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Trianon Spices

Spices from the lower Eastern Arc area of mainland Tanzania are of intrinsic high quality due to the unique climatic conditions of the region, but fly under the radar compared to those from other major spice producing countries. As high value, non perishable cash crops with a growing global market, spices offer the potential for meaningful social impact. Grown near some of the most biodiverse rainforests in the world with a greater emphasis on farming in harmony with nature, spices can be a driver of economic and landscape change, combatting habitat loss and preserving precious biodiversity.

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Trianon Spices

Trianon Spices

Using regenerative agroforestry to promote livelihoods and preserve habitats in Tanzania

Baviaanskloof Landscape

Baviaanskloof Devco

Grounded’s journey started in the Baviaanskloof

Baviaanskloof Devco

The Baviaanskloof is a remote and breathtaking landscape. A drive into the area is an immersion into wide and wild nature; many of the plants here occur nowhere else on the planet. It is also home to a very special community of people, whom we have been fortunate to work alongside in the common dream of landscape restoration, sharing many failures, set-backs and plenty of braais along the way. The Baviaanskloof Devco produces organic rosemary essential oils using regenerative agricultural methods and works with the Baviaanskloof Hartland Conservancy to implement regenerative farming and rehabilitation across the entire valley.

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