November 18, 2015

Annual Winelands Training Day -10 March 2016 TRAINING DAY

Event Date: 10th March 2016 (All day)

Date: 10 March 2016

Venue: Graham And Rhona Beck Skills Cemtre, Graham Beck Wine Estate,

Please RSVP by 6 March 2016 at as space is limited


09h00 – 09h30: Tea /coffee on arrival
09h30 – 09h45: Welcome and introduction By Liz Eglington, Conservation at Work Chairperson

09h45 – 11h30
Showing of award winning internationally acclaimed DVD/Film “Symphony of the Soil” by Lilly Films directed by Deborah Garcia. This film has been life changing for thousands of farmers globally.

11h30 – 11h45 Tea
11h45– 12h30
Erosion Control and Repair through no-till farming practices by Francis Steyn, Dept. Landcare

12h30 – 13h15
Eco System Restoration through Permaculture Design by Alex Kruger of Berg-en-Dal Permaculture Training Institute

13h15 – 14h15

14h15- 15h15
Fynbos rehabilitation and creating a Fynbos nursery by Johann van Biljon of Intaba Environmental Services

15h15 – 16h15
Snakes: Their Importance in the Farming landscape and supporting ecosystems By François van Zyl, Slithering Fynbos

16h15 – 16h30
Thanks & Closing By Liz Eglington (Chairperson Conservation At Work)

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Practical Implementation of erosion control measures in the Landscape

Conservation at Work in collaboration with CapeNature, Jobs 4 Carbon, Table Mountain Fund, Western Cape Department of Agriculture, Landcare, Rooiberg Breede River Conservancy, and VanWyksdorp Development Institute (VDI) hosted a successful Landowners Day investigating the practical implementation of erosion control measures in the field. The Jobs 4 Carbon project launched in 2014 and has a remarkable impact on the lives of the local community creating 60 jobs while restoring degraded veld in the Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve by planting spekboom, clearing alien invasive species and preventing soil erosion through ponding. A total of 312702 spekboom plants were planted between 2018-2023 as part of the restoration of degraded spekboom thicket.

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