Why we like Lavender in Lavender Hill - by the New World Foundation

July 8, 2014

The partnership between New World Foundation and Lavender in Lavender Hill was started from a point of gender awareness.

Male/female dualisms describe what typically makes up male qualities and female qualities which are complete opposites. These are assertive/submissive, energetic/calm, strong/gentle etc. A balance of these qualities is healthy. However both male and female have taken on the male qualities in our communities like Lavender Hill for many reasons. Thus such communities have become out of balance with having more aggressive, strong and dominant people and energy.

A partnership that we believe helps bring some balance to the very male qualities of our programme participants is the approach of the company Lavender in Lavender Hill. Using the calming, beauty and medicinal (more female) qualities of this plant and its uses help people restore some balance in their lives in Lavender Hill that is ridden with gang violence, drugs and gender based violence.

It is often joked that Lavender Hill has a contradictory name - a place so violent named after such a calming and beautiful plant. Most of NWF beneficiaries have gone through workshops understanding how to use lavender for therapeutic and calming purposes and add to their community’s beauty. Every participant leaves the training proudly carrying their own lavender plant and enriched with knowledge on its uses.

Marcelle’s approach of giving back to the community by doing presentations, handing out Lavender plants together with knowledge and engaging with the residents of Lavender Hill is appreciated by Lavender Hill residents. Besides being products of high quality, it is heart warming to see a company use the name of “Lavender Hill” in a positive light that people of Lavender Hill can be proud of and not only refer to the gang violence, drugs and gender based violence.

Kim Pillay-Constant
Programme Manager, New World Foundation


NWF Website: www.newworldfoundation.org.za
NWF Blogspot: http://hopejusticeandpeace.wordpress.com/about/

Please reload

Featured Posts

Wear a Mask With Style While Uplifting Communities

May 1, 2020

Please reload

Recent Posts

September 16, 2019

Please reload


"I've bought my 3rd box of lavender tea in 30 days. I absolutely love it! I ad it to my Five Roses in my tea pot in the morning. I struggle to enjoy any cup of tea without it since I started drinking it.” - Katrien Grobler - CEO Faithful to Nature


  • Facebook Classic
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon


Lavender in Lavender Hill is managed by The Other Option

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m - 5 p.m

+27 (0)82 940 8390

Fish Hoek, Western Cape, South Africa

© 2014 by Lavender in Lavender Hill. All rights reserved.

This site was designed with the
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now