As soon as the laundry facility is up and running in Maltahöhe, the next phase of community development under RuralRevive will be the establishment of a greenhouse and horticulture activities there.
Building on the success that the Wolwedans team has enjoyed with our own organic herb and vegetable gardens, we are well-equipped to transfer what we have learned to the community of Maltahöhe for their own benefit. As ongoing horticulture training filters into the community, those with an entrepreneurial spirit can embark on food production businesses of their own, adding their own flair, business offering, and / or meeting niche market needs for greater product diversification and a more resilient local economy.
This will be supported by facilitating on-going communication about the preferences and needs of local vendors and tourist facilities so that the Maltahöhe Gardens are cultivating fresh produce that meets local market demand and is, therefore, sustainable. Produce vendors will be able to decrease the volume of fresh produce sourced from beyond the local area, simultaneously reducing transport needs and greenhouse gas emissions.
The food security benefits of establishing and maintaining individual / personal gardens will also be shared so that fresh, healthy, seasonal produce is available to residents and visitors alike.