The De Rust Eco Festival 2015 will take place from 23-28 June.
Join in demonstrations, discussions, field trips and lectures on diverse and interesting topics by leading experts. Subjects covered include Permaculture, Food Production, Science of Space, Water Conservation, Reptiles, Plants of the Klein Karoo, Fracking, Geology of the Swartberg, Green Architecture, Edu Toys from Recyclables and more.
ONE LIFE, LIVE RESPONSIBLY ONE PLANET, LIVE SUSTAINABLY
The Klein Karoo is home to 2000 plant species of which 250 are endemic (i.e. they do not occur anywhere else). It hosts three global biodiversity hot spots namely Fynbos, Succulent Karoo and Subtropical Thicket which have given the area international attention. The picturesque town of De Rust lends itself to the conservation of these biomes, as they are represented on the De Rust Koppie, situated adjacent to the town.
The festival aims to draw attention to the biodiversity of plant life in the area surrounding De Rust in the Klein Karoo, which is sustained by unique pollinators (birds and insects) and geology.
Activities include: 2015 Festival Programme, Bird watching Field trips (plants, pollinators), Gardening to conserve plants, Geology trip, Star gazing.
Bookings: Gwen on 072 292 4103;
More information: Dr. Suzanne Delport: [email protected] or 082 334 1575.
ECO-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION DE RUST
In support of the eco-festival, Numbi Valley Permaculture Farm is offering an exclusive STAY 6 NIGHTS – PAY FOR 5 Special. Do mention that you read this on “lovetostay.co.za” when you book your accommodation at Numbi Valley Permaculture Farm to qualify for this special discount! The owners, Ross & Kath Eybers, will also be speakers at the festival on the subject of permaculture on Thursday 25 June 2015 from 10:00-12:00 and again from 14:00-16:00 at Numbi Valley.