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Swellendam Overberg Open Training Day 7 April 2016

Training Day
Event Date: 
7th April 2016 (All day)

SWELLENDAM/Overberg open training day 

Invitation

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 / conservation.at.work@gmail.com

Swellendam training day 7 April 2016

AGENDA

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- 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

 

LUNCH

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

16h15

Closure

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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