Our Network

The KKSDPP has a diverse membership, many of whom, as individuals, and within permaculture organisations and projects that they have created, operate throughout South Africa and abroad, offering a wide diversity of services, courses, events and consultations.

These organisations are not incorporated into the KKSDPP but are either based on the farm or run courses at Berg en Dal in permaculture and other regenerative living processes and systems. They form a dynamic component of a network of permaculture and alternative living practitioners and organisations that spans the globe, in which many of us are very busy establishing examples of permaculture design in a variety of contexts, building natural homes, training and teaching for other network projects, etc…

The following pages provide a portal into the context and services some of our members are involved in and offer to the world in support of transforming human civilization into an integrated and harmonic pattern that supports all life…

Permaculture Education Africa

The Natural Building Collective

Oudeberg Permaculture Farm

Our friends and colleagues

These are other organisations that inspire us or with whom we work

LA LOMA VIVA

We have worked with La Loma Viva since 2015, collaborating on the development of their training centre. La Loma offers a range of courses covering Permaculture Design Courses, Syntropic Agriculture, Regenerative Agriculture and retreats.

GUERILLA HOUSE

This urban Permaculture organisation is making waves and winning awards for their work in the urban space. Both Imraan and Josh partook in a facilitation course at Berg en Dal, and are graduates of the SEED programme.

FAMBIDZANAI

Fambidzanai training centre in Zimbabwe has trained many African permaculturalists, including some of our members. They are a stalwart of Permaculture in Africa.

MPOPHOMENI CONSERVATION GROUP

This group in KZN is bringing amazing change to their area, and Ntombenhle Mtambo is a Permaculture graduate who is an incredible change-agent. They have also published a beautiful cookbook.

GUERILLA HOUSE

This urban Permaculture organisation is making waves and winning awards for their work in the urban space. Both Imraan and Josh partook in a facilitation course at Berg en Dal, and are graduates of the SEED programme.

KUSAMALA

This Malawian Permaculture and Agroecology centre was founded in 2010, and we are proud to have been involved with a PDC at the site. They are making waves!

SOUTHERN CAPE LAND COMMITTEE

We have worked with and trained staff from Southern Cape Land Committee in the past, and their work in rural spaces is amazing.

AMAVA OLUNTU

Amava means ‘experience’ and is a platform for collaborating with groups and individuals who work with reconnecting people and the natural world.

KUSAMALA

This Malawian Permaculture and Agroecology centre was founded in 2010, and we are proud to have been involved with a PDC at the site. They are making waves!

TRANSISITON TOWNS

Transaction Towns is a movement that grew out of Permaculture, and has developed an excellent toolkit to move your village, small town or city suburb towards sustainability and regeneration.

Greyton Transisiton town is a flagship South African Transition Town, and one of our ex-students Marshall Rinquest heads up an excellent programme there. 

https://transitionnetwork.org/transition-near-me/initiatives/greyton-transition-town/

SEED

SEED is an organisation with whom members of Berg en Dal have had a work relationship for the last 15 years. We have been deeply involved in their Youth programme, designing course materials, facilitating courses, training new facilitators, and now host their students on job-shadow experiences.

THE PEOPLE’S PLAN

The People’s Plan – Urban permaculture

This project is a wonderful example of participatory Permaculture design on a city scale. It influenced the Urban Resilience work we have been doing.

PERMACULTURE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

The Permaculture Research Institute is based at Zaytuna farm, and is headed up by Geoff and Nadia Lawton. This organisation has made a huge contribution to the global spread of Permaculture and provides an excellent news feed.

SAOSO

The South African Organic Sector Organisation is working hard to keep organic and regenerative farming on the map. They promote food sovereignty and responsible organic production. Their food system work is also excellent.  The work they have done on the Participatory Guarantee System (a peer-to peer certification system) is really important for shifting the food system in terms of transparency and empowering small producers.

KHULA DHARMA

This ecovillage in the Eastern Cape is home to Tim Wigley who has been a force in promoting Natural Farming and Permaculture.

GLOBAL PERMACULTURE NETWORK

This network funded by the PRI can connect you with permaculture people and projects around the world. Once you have completed your PDC, you can sign up, be verified by your facilitators and see and be seen. There is a LOT to explore on this Permaculture “Facebook”.