WESSA Eden Nov Newsletter & appeal for Kos en Fynbos

WESSADear Friends of the Environment,

…and already it is time for the November Newsletter ….and please scroll down this e-mail too!

Here are the most urgent dates that you may need to deal with:

Saturday 8 November – George Open Gardens – includes Schnaufers going indigenous, water-wise and growing sustainable veggies (08h00 – 16h00).

Sunday 9 November – George Open Gardens – visit 2 of last year’s Kos en Fynbos winners in Blanco.

Saturday 15 November – “Living off the grid” (10h00 – 14h00) WESSA Field Trip to explore Alternative Energy Sources.

WESSA Eden Newsletter Nov 2014

A repeat owing to huge interest !!!!!! Book NOW, only a few seats left!

Last month I very discretely requested financial support for prizes for the Kos en Fynbos competition which closes at the end of this month.

The major source of prizes has sadly let the project down and now we really need help.

You may have heard about the success of online crowd funding…….?

It occurred to us that if all of those who have participated in WESSA talks and outings were to donate R50 (or more or less – in fact whatever…) we could well afford to purchase prizes such as Spades (R 130), Forks (R 200), Rakes ( R 100), Hoes (R 50), or Wheelbarrows (R 700) to make a lot of busy people very happy and enable them to better work their gardens to produce healthy food.

If you would like to make a donation and are visiting the Open Garden at No 8 Assegai Street this Saturday (8th), you can make a donation at the WESSA stall there.

Or from Monday 10 – Friday 21 November you are welcome to drop off your Donation at the Garden Route Botanical Garden office during working hours.

The additional attachments:-

  1. Information on Invasive species

Opuntia Robusta (Robusta Turksvy/Blue-leaf cactus)

& Opuntia microdasys (Yellow bunny-ears/Teddy-bear cactus)

with grateful thanks to Ena & Bob McIntyre – Garden Route Branch, Botanical Society.

  1. An article from the Cape Times on “Feeding the Mother City” led me to the Food Dialogues Report …..

Enjoy the read and feel free to forward to others!

Regards, Christine Ridge-Schnaufer

Honorary Secretary
Tel: 044 873 4203 Fax: 086 646 5458
e-mail: wessageorge@isat.co.za

Feeding the Mother City

Updated List_Opuntia robusta Opuntia microdasys

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