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SCD's primary Initiative at present is the development of the Rosendal Permaculture Centre at Waaipoort Farm in the Free State

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Sustainable Community Development (SCD) is a Social Enterprise, Section 21, Non-profit company (NPC) with registration number 2002/000195/08.
It raises fund to further the aim of providing a best practice model for a bio-regional and resource based economy, which offers experiential training, consulting in Permaculture and agro-cological farming for the benefit of farmers, communities and individuals.

Agroecology, a proven alternative to large-scale agrochemical monocultures, plays a significant role in mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the weather extremes they have created. Restorative agriculture has become a necessity for the future of soil, water security and to achieve food sovereignty. 

SCD was formed by a group of individuals who are specialists in their respective fields and share a common vision to make a difference through applying Permaculture design methodologies.
Immediate income is derived from fundraising, training and 

The combined intellectual capital and passion of the group forms the basis for a meaningful outcomes focused venture in sustainability.



To be an umbrella organisation to support best practice models in the environmental, social and economic realms of human life in this Biosphere and to pass this acquired knowledge on 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.

This is achieved through agro-ecological farming, relevant building technologies and energy supplies, experiential learning, supporting artists and artisans, teaching all aspects of Permaculture Design and through these developing sustainable bioregional economies.

Its 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 2020, for 
Rosendal  and surrounding farms to  be a model agrarian society through living in community, practicing Permaculture and applying the appropriate interventions for restorative agriculture to achieve food sovereignty and sustainable living.