The Living Green Sustainable Farm - experience a farm in the city
Some people dream of being pop stars, or CEOs whilst others hope to buy Ferraris or a yacht. There are those who seek recognition, wealth, fame, acceptance and a personal island, and then there are those who dream of a life without stress and corporate imperialism; who long for an idyllic link to nature.
We have such people in Sam and Cindy Adams, and their Living Green Sustainable Farm will help you accomplish the same dreams.
Sam and Cindy are passionate about living the proper rural life. They believe its slower pace and its humble nature allow one to achieve a stronger connection with nature and a more holistic approach to living.In July of this year they moved to a farm in Noordhoek, and it is there that the Living Green Sustainable Farm took root.
The farm, aside from providing the Adams' with self-reliance, is also home to Sam’s eco-consultancy business, Living Green, which provides support to people wishing to go green. They visit homes and businesses to meet with their clients and provide them with sustainable and affordable options for a more eco-friendly lifestyles.
The farm, which has everything from horses and chicken coops to a worm farm in an old bathtub, is open to visitors and volunteers. The key idea is to provide urban dwellers with a space where they can explore the organic process of farming (for both crops and livestock). The farm has received interest from young individuals, couples, people just simply wanting to do physical work as well as gardeners and labourers wanting to share and expand their agricultural skills base.
For Sam, who has a Masters degree in Sustainable and Holistic Development from UCT, and Cindy, who is a Grade 1 and 2 teacher, it is not so much about disconnecting from the urban lifestyle, but more about accepting nature and trying to fit into it, as opposed to changing it.
If you want to volunteer at the farm, and try to green your hands a little, invitations are open, and you can contact Sam at email@example.com or visit his website at startlivinggreen.co.za to find out more about the consultancy service.
Initiatives like Sam and Cindy’s are here to promote a holistic and natural approach to life. So head out of the traffic-jam that life so often is, and experience something a little different.