AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS

BASIC FARM WORK

Here you will learn the day to day running of the farm.

  • Development projects:  rehabilitation camps, building water sources for new camps and other needed structures, accommodations etc. 
  • Visual patrols on foot:  looking for objects that can injure the wildlife, like looking for wires, tracks, etc.
  • Rehabilitation of old farmland:  breaking down of old fences, disposing of rubbish, wires and snares, vegetation control, setting up needed developments,
  • Field assessment:  field assessment is highly crucial on how many species can be kept on the land, what type of management plan is required.  Vegetation assessment will be needed on regular bases to assess the farms carrying capacity.
  • Dam and water management
  • Rain gauges:Good record keeping and management of the amount of rain that has fallen.
  • Firebreaks:Help maintain firebreaks.
  • Farm maintenance: Leaking water troughs, setting new pipelines for new water sources, dam management, and solar panel maintenance.
  • Fence maintenance:  Fences need to be patrolled and fixed where broken by animals
  • Gardening:  Help set up & grow our garden around the tented camp & volunteer camp


LUCERNE FIELD CULTUCATION

We developed a 6ha Lucerne field which with an underground drip irrigation and powered with solar electricity. Our aim is to increase the size to 19ha in order to de able to feed all animals on the farm should there be a drought year.      

  • Basic: General maintenance, irrigation & cultivation of Lucerne field, ensuring the success of the Lucerne growth, sowing seeds, growth, harvesting and baling.
  • Water structure:  adequate for the Lucerne as well as problems with pipes, sprinkler systems need rotation etc.
  • Pest control:  Rodent, termite and other pest control and putting up owl boxes