To have a garden where workers can have vegetables planted organically at a cheap cost hence improving health and creating disposable incomes.
Provide vegetables that feed all workers and JB School students. Grown organically and carefully handled to ensure no nutrients are lost.
To emancipate the workers of Ravine Roses from the financial burden of paying a maid/nanny or engaging school-going siblings and relatives to take care of their young children by providing them with a facility (baby crèche) which will enable them to pay less and get some added value in the care of their children through proper nutrition and wellbeing
To give new mothers peace of mind while they are working at the farm, this facility serves the purpose of taking care of babies aged 3 months to 1 year while their mothers work during the day. It’s complete with a nurse and caretakers to ensure the children’s needs are well taken care of
To enhance the delivery of science subjects and boost overall performance.
This investment in modern laboratory equipment for the school is aimed at improving the learning environment as well as reducing the knowledge gap in sciences in the region.
To ensure an adequate supply of water to meet the domestic institution’s needs.
Provision of clean running water for use at the school. This is also used to provide water for washing hands and running the extensive ablution block for over 400students (50% boys, 50% girls aged between 14 and 18 years)
To provide an alternate energy source, that is natural, to light up the community hot spots and living quarters/villages hence providing security and convenience
Producing over 500kWh at peak solar energy for use at the farm to reduce the cost of electricity but most important to ensure we use more and more clean energy in our operations. This is increasingly becoming more and more important since we depend on the environment to be truly sustainable
To provide equipment for the resource center to enable it to provide services to workers and the community including training.
This is producing overalls and dust coats that are sold to the farm for use in day-to-day activities. In return, this provides an important economic activity that generates income for the community
We use cow manure during rose planting to improve soil organic matter and nutritive value as well as reduce the amount of inorganic material applied to the soil
Planting over 30,000 trees annually both within the farm and in the community around us as well as upstream to the water catchment areas. The target is to have and maintain a minimum of 25% gross area at the farm under tree cover