March 21, 2016

Swellendam Overberg Open Training Day 7 April 2016

Event Date: 7th April 2016 (All day)

SWELLENDAM/Overberg open training day


We hereby invite you, all conservation-minded landowners and practitioners, and all Conservancy members and their senior staff to attend the 2016 Overberg Training Day in Swellendam

TIME & DATE: 9h30am -16h30, THURSDAY 7 April 2016

PLACE: Kam’bati River Resort, Swellendam

DIRECTIONS : Kam’bati River Resort is located between Riviersonderend and Swellendam on the N2, about 40km from Riviersonderend and 18km to Swellendam. The sign board for the turnoff will be visible on your left hand side if you are coming from Cape Town.

Please RSVP by 31 March 2016 Contact: Ingrid du Plessis

Telephone: 028 316 2774 /

Swellendam training day 7 April 2016

09h00 – 09h30



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




11h45 – 12h30



Erosion Control and Repair through no-till farming practices by Francis Steyn, Dept. Landcare


12h30- 13h30

Organic Grain Farming IS Possible- a Farmers Perspective by

James Moffett an organic grain farmer for 25 years in the Free State


13h30 – 14h15



14h15 – 15h15

Climate Change, our Future with Eskom, and moving to Renewable Energy by  D a v i d Lipschitz BSc (Honours) MBA M.Inst.D FSAAEA

Of My Power Station Technology (Pty) Ltd

15h15 – 16h15

 Looking after your Soil- with particular emphasis on soil rehabilitation and Erosion Control. By Wally Stroebel of Conservation Management Services



By Liz Eglington, Conservation at Work Chairperson

With thanks to our Funder Table Mountain Fund (TMF) and to our partners Cape Nature & Department of Agriculture


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Ingrid du Plessis

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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