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 The Wildlands Conservation Trust approached the CWBR to help with propagation of indigenous trees for their Treepreneur program. 

A training program was held with their staff and those doing internships. The Sustainable Living Centre will be used as a centre to germinate the seeds and root the cuttings, which will then be distributed to the various Treepreneurs to grow to a stage ready for planting out.

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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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