SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Designing, Nurturing, Doing!
SCD is the brainchild of a group of individuals who are specialists in their respective fields and share a common vision. Through pooling together their expertise they have made significant contributions to solutions by applying permaculture design methodologies.
The combined intellectual capital, passion and commitment of the group form the basis of a meaningful outcomes focused venture in sustainability.
Sustainable Community Development (SCD) is a Social Enterprise, Section 21, Non-profit company (NPC) with registration number 2002/000195/08.
IS TO BE AN UMBRELLA ORGANISATION SUPPORTING BEST PRACTICE MODELS IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC REALMS OF HUMAN LIFE IN THIS BIOSPHERE AND TO PASS ON THIS ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE TO OTHERS AND TO FUTURE GENERATIONS.
THE PURPOSE OF SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IS TO ENABLE WORKING MODELS OF SUSTAINABILITY TO BE CREATED IN COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT SOUTH AFRICA AND ABROAD.
THIS IS ACHIEVED THROUGH AGRO-ECOLOGICAL FARMING, RELEVANT BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENERGY SUPPLY; EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING; SUPPORTING ARTISTS AND ARTISANS AND TEACHING ALL ASPECTS OF PERMACULTURE DESIGN AND THROUGH THESE DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE BIOREGIONAL ECONOMIES.
IT’S INTENTION IS TO RAISE FUNDING FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THESE MODELS FOR EDUCATING AND EQUIPPING OF COMMUNITIES TO HELP BRING CONTEMPORARY LIFE TO THESE INTENTIONS, FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN SUSTAINABILITY AND RESTORATION AND TO PUBLISH FINDINGS AND MANUALS.
BY THE END OF 2025, FOR MAUTSE/ROSENDAL AND SURROUNDING FARMS TO BE A MODEL AGRARIAN SOCIETY THROUGH LIVING IN COMMUNITY, PRACTICING PERMACULTURE AND APPLYING THE APPROPRIATE INTERVENTIONS FOR RESTORATIVE AGRICULTURE AND TO ACHIEVE FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING.