Working with plants is a way to revitalise our oldest memories of who we are.
In the Cederberg, there are many people with deep, living knowledge of the hidden value in fynbos plants.
We have started a group called FynbosMengsels (mengsel is an Afrikaans word meaning "fusion" or "mixture").
We are a mixture of different people who share a love of the plants and a thirst to know more. We also make mixtures...
We meet regularly, and work together to discuss plant knowledge, take walks and tell stories.
We also explore modern ways to work with plant remedies; experimenting and inventing recipes.
Sometimes we make things for sale. Our sister group, KunsMengsels, is all about artisanal and nature-inspired crafts.