A Community Co-Operative in a beautifully situated, serene area just outside the skirts of Pretoria. Bronberg Farm is entirely off the grid and consists of a number of co-operatives that are involved in reaching out to the public and it's own members. These co-operatives include a Food Co-Operative where baskets of fruit and vegetables are distributed to households in the Pretoria and Krugersdorp areas as well as families in need, A FreeSchool Online Training Course for those who have a desire to start their own co-operatives, where you will learn the ins and outs of farming and running a co-op. A Horticultural Co-Op that offers land to grow your own fresh produce. Chalets that provides the rental of semi-movable houses for those who prefer to stay away from the mad city rush. The farm is registered for MyRun Events on Sundays. Daily trails for walking or running are available for the energetic enthusiasts. A lapa and braai area is available for birthday celebrations, casual get-togethers as well as conference space.
Since the opening in the last week of April, more than 40 people have signed up already
The biggest enemy in our immediate future is hunger. The Pretoria Food Co-operative was started five years ago with the aim to be ready for times like this and to build a co-operative Food-co-op model that can be established in every town in South Africa.
Over the past five years we tried different models, made about every mistake in the book and took every bit of criticism with the chin up (Believe me there was a lot of crazy customers out there).
Now we are ready.
The saddest part of it is that there is only one. There should have been many. To address this I started a Co-operative FreeSkool to teach other communities to begin their own Food-co-ops. More than 40 people already joined the Freeskool. Please spread the word far and wide so that activists in other towns can join, learn and act. The Freeskool will cover all kinds of co-ops in its widest sense. Now is the time for the Sharing Economy.
Every Saturday. Make an appointment and we'll meet you at our Bronberg Farm
Session 1: 10:00 - Breakfast buns and coffee will be for sale
Session 2: 14:00 - Bring and braai afterwards
Baskets from the Food Co-Op are packed with fresh, excellent quality fruit and veggies weekly and delivered around the Pretoria and Kempton Park Areas