Bertie Coetzee


Bertie Coetzee is a regenerative and organic farmer from Lowerland farm on the Orange River, Prieska, Northern Cape. After 10 years as a musician in the band Zinkplaat and working in events he moved back to the family farm in 2013, where he is the sixth generation. Both him and his wife, Alette de Beer, are excited about broadscale permaculture and what these practises can achieve in terms of regeneration of soils, ecology and social environment.

They are working on a diverse integrated cropping system to grow a basketful of nutritious organic produce that includes heirloom grains, stoneground flour and polenta, natural fermented wines, pecan nuts, meat and vegetables.