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Thirteen students from the Stellenbosch Agroecology Academy visited the Sustainable Living Centre to learn various aspects of the options available to emerging farmers and communities on how to develop food gardens in small areas.

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IMG 0301Packing items to go home.  Last week the CWBR ran the first of its planned two day introductory courses on sustainable living methods. It covered subjects which are implementable, affordable and available to all communities.

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The launch of the pilot project, to emulate floating Islands for bird habitation was held up a by a march of the anti-snail Vineyard Workforce.

About 800 of them marched into the meeting and ruffled a few feathers – Vergenoegd breed Indian Runner ducks to tackle the snails and other pests rather than using pesticides, and are extremely effective.

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The United National Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on 9 June 2015 approved the designation of the Magaliesberg and Gouritz Cluster ecosystems as Biosphere Reserves.

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The Old Sewerage Works waiting for great ideas:

When the new Franschhoek Sewerage Works was commissioned the old one was closed down. So what does one do with it now?

This was the purpose of the workshop held at Rickety Bridge Winery on the 13, April. It was organised by Western Cape Government, represented by Jason Mingo, who heads up the project. They have in turn have asked Shannon Royden Turner and Claire Janisch, from BiomimicrySA to facilitate the process.

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