Welcome to Homtini

an organic farming collective
Knysna - Garden Route - South Africa

Homtini is an organic farming collective that cultivates the land in a sustainable way, growing organic produce for the local market and promoting small growing enterprises.

'There are few activities in life that offer the same sense of accomplishment as farming, accompanied be the spiritual fulfilment gained by understanding, cooperating, and being part of the natural world'

Our 90Ha working organic farm which in Khoi means 'the passage', lies along the old Seven-Passes Route in the lusciously green Eden area and has held true to its meaning. Over the years the farm has been and continues to be a journey of learning, collaboration and perseverance in establishing a collective of organic farming initiatives.

At 'Homtini' our philosophy has been one of doing our best for the direct environment whilst at the same time working together with our neighbours, utilising organic and permaculture principles, sharing tools and trade, and extending our knowledge and skills to establish an economically viable production of naturally grown goods.

We are small scale producers that farm organically, meaning that no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers are used. We strive to make these healthy organic fruits and vegetables, which are manly blueberries, leafy greens, root veggies, pulses and herbs, accessible for everyone.

We maintain our pastures with our small herd of 'Nguni's', the original cattle of the Xhosa, Zulu and Swazi people who brought them with them during their migration to southern Africa between 600 and 1400 AD. This means that they are ideally suited for the climate and are naturally resistant to ticks and other local diseases.