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About Haygrove eden

Located on South Africa’s Garden Route, in the gentle dairy and nursery stock growing area of George, Haygrove Eden is situated about 350 km from their Hermanus site. The farm began operating in 2010 to spread weather- and drought-risk and to meet a growing South African berry demand. In addition to raspberries, blackberries and blueberries, Eden also focuses on growing strawberries all year round.

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Haygrove eden a Carbon Hero

As part of Haygrove Ltd.’s triple bottom line, sustainable farming and becoming carbon neutral is one of our main objectives. Haygrove Eden is committed to reducing our carbon footprint through sustainable practices – Haygrove Eden

Haygrove's Sustainability Initiatives

Haygrove Eden has implemented various policies to limit and improve the impact of farming on the immediate environment. Haygrove is also part of the Woolworths FFF (Farming for the Future) initiative, where they demonstrate their continuous efforts to exercise due diligence as part of their responsibility for future generations on our planet.

Renewable Energy

Haygrove Eden (Pty) Ltd implemented a 100kW/h solar array, supplying power to its plant nursery/lab as part of Haygrove’s green energy policy, and will be focusing on more solar projects in 2023. The aim in the next year is to go 60% solar by the end of 2024.

Optimised Fertiliser Use

Haygrove Eden (Pty) Ltd optimises synthetic fertiliser via a multitude of testing / reporting methodologies to minimise use and decrease wastage. 

Optimised Water Use

Haygrove Eden (Pty) Ltd uses a fully integrated WWMP (Wastewater management plan) as part of their FFF initiative to optimise water usage. 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Haygrove Eden (Pty) Ltd has a fully established and implemented RRR (reduce/reuse/recycle) policy as part of their FFF due diligence initiative. 

Ensuring Soil Health

Haygrove Eden (Pty) Ltd makes use of hydroponic farming with drip irrigation systems, all plants are grown in potted/bagged substrates. To aid in absorption of run-off and prevent erosion, Haygrove allows cover crops to grow in rows. The farm also allows natural vegetation to grow inside their tunnel floors.

Biodiversity Conservation

Haygrove Eden (Pty) Ltd sets aside natural wetlands, land, and dams to conserve fauna and flora. In addition, they employ an invasive alien clearing policy, and do make use of a serious IPM, including use of chemical, physical, and biologicals.

Reports, Certificates and/or Case Studies

Carbon footprint report

Carbon footprint certificate

Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Haygrove Eden - Carbon Footprint - Blue North
Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Haygrove Eden - Carbon Footprint - Blue North
Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Haygrove Eden - Carbon Footprint - Blue North
Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Haygrove Eden - Carbon Footprint - Blue North
Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Haygrove Eden - Carbon Footprint - Blue North

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