About Us

The Organic For Africa business is situated in the picturesque farming town of Greytown which is 75 kilometers from Pietermaritzburg and 150 kms from Durban.

Being situated in Greytown which is the epicentre of a large timber industry Platt Plant services, the holding company, has access to large sustainable quantities of Pine bark for composting for growing mediums.

Although the business was only registered 2 years ago it is part of Platt Plant Services, which was started in 1986 and it was at the same time that the development of Pine bark as a growing medium was explored.


Research and development

The research and development of our pinebark composted growing mediums has taken place over many years but more concentrated over the last 5 year period and these products are now receiving a favourable response from growers who are looking for a premium organic product available in large and sustainable quantities.
Feedback from the soil scientists confirm that these products are of very high quality. The products are also yielding exciting results in the trials that we have been doing over the past 2 years.

Sustainable stock piles

Current stock piles exceed 8000 m³ and as the process of composting is a continous process the supply is maintained relative to demand.

Our products

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Growing medium

  • Potting mix
  • Seedling mix
  • Veg mix
  • Veg vermi composts
  • Compost
  • Lawn dressing
  • Kraal manure
  • Chicken litter
  • Mixes can be customised according to your specifications.
  • Various organic additives are added to the different mixes ie kraal manure , chicken litter and river sand .
  • Eco t with its specific live fungi benefiting root development can be added to products on request.
  • Worm castings are added to the veg mix to improve microbial content of the mix.


These products are versatile and are excellent for lawns, flowers, nursery bags, veggies, pot plants, sandy soil, mulching, golf course greens, turf pitches , race courses and dune stabilisation to name a few uses.
The products are rich in micro-organisms and bacteria essential to composting. Trials done in our indigenous nursery and veggie bag trials have been yielding very exciting results. The latter are particularly suited to developing sustainable farming projects and suited to city dwellers who have limited space for growing veggies

Our Products



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