August 31, 2020 In Women's Month
Women’s Month: Marion Apollis
Marion Apollis’ family have lived in Elim for many generations and farmed the smallholding on which they are based. Marion has been very involved in sustainable fynbos harvesting, as well as managing a team that clears invasive alien plant species in the area.
Through the TMF Small Grants Facility, the Grootbos Foundation has funded an indigenous nursery structure which Marion and her husband, Pierre, will use as an alternative income stream in order to keep their alien clearing team employed during periods when they do not have alien clearing contracts in place. As part of the funding, in November 2019, Marion and her husband attended a one-day plant propagation workshop hosted by Green Futures College.