Horizon House is based on the edge of a residential neighbourhood, bordering on the surrounding farms. Our vision is to optimise the use of our 14.47 Ha property, create a safe and accessible environment and harnessing the existing features to its full potential to the benefit of the intellectually disabled residents and day workers at Horizon House.
There are alien species of plants and trees on the property which we are systematically identifying and removing, in order to rehabilitate the environment by planting local, indigenous and waterwise trees and plants. We have started to build a footpath designed for persons with special needs, which will include a wheelchair accessible route as well as a tactile and olfactory route for visually impaired people. Parts of the footpath will be densely populated with trees to give our beneficiaries easy access to the “forest experience” with the associated therapeutic benefits of such an experience. For this, we still need many trees and identified a series of indigenous trees for these areas.
In addition to the indigenous trees, we are also planning to establish orchards of fruit trees on certain parts of the grounds, which can be nurtured to bear fruit for the benefit of the residents, and to fit in with our “farm to table” concept. This includes Pomegranate trees, Almond trees, Pecan Trees and Quince trees.
We will also be planting sunflowers to brighten up the surrounds.
We still need trees, and hands to help plant them! R500 buys an established tree (including transport, compost, labour and supports). You can bring your family or colleagues and make a group effort or team building activity while making a difference to people with disabilities, and the environment.
Horizon House has a dedicated team and a dam on the property with ample water supply to ensure the tress are successfully established and cared for.
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