Thousands of indigenous species planted, 1 environmental mural painted, and 80 participants inspired with a series of eco-education workshops in Greenpop’s inaugural week in Eden.
Greenpop’s 7th Festival of Action has just wrapped up Week 1 of their three week programme in the Garden Route - a thriving, active seven days of indigenous reforestation, alien vegetation clearing, eco-bricking, mural painting, as well as a series of eco-education workshops.
Almost 80 participants from between the ages of 13 and 19, from schools across the country, flocked to Peace of Eden for an immersive, educational experience in getting back to their roots and taking environmental responsibility into their own hands.
Over 1300 trees were planted across various site throughout the week. Monday’s focal point was Urban Greening at Raphaeli Waldorf School in Plettenberg Bay and Conville Primary School in George, which saw over 319 and 22 trees planted respectively. Sixty local volunteers joined the forces at Raphaeli to assist in the process for the free Open Day.
The Festival’s indigenous reforestation efforts saw 500 trees planted at both at Phantom Forest and the picturesque Featherbed Nature Reserve, both of which were Open Days for the public to join Greenpop too.
Between the many off-site activations, Wednesday was a day of immersive workshops at their base camp at Peace of Eden. Students were introduced to the concepts of Permaculture Design, Biomimicry, Eco-Social Enterprise, mycology cultivation, and beekeeping with Hope for the Honeybees.
With two weeks still left in the immersive programme, Greenpop will be continuing with the momentum gained. Sixty new participants from various schools will be joining the team on site next week - including 13 sponsored participants from Plettenberg Bay - and the final and third week will host an All Ages programme and a closing musical evening - showcasing a number of local greats on the 14th of July.
We still have spaces available for the All Ages Week - a fully facilitated programme based at Peace of Eden in Rheenendal.
Apply here: www.festivalofaction.com
Join us for one of our Open Days: http://bit.ly/EdenOpenDays
Join us for Permaculture and Biomimicry Workshops on 12 July: http://bit.ly/EdenWorkshops
Pre Register for 2019 Event: http://bit.ly/EdenFOA19PreReg
Donate to our cause: http://bit.ly/EdenRegen
For further information:
Phone: +27(0)21 461 9265