In July 2017, devastating wildfires wreaked havoc on large areas of the Eden District along South Africa’s beautiful Garden Route, particularly in and around Knysna. The Greenpop Eden Festival of Change was one of the initiatives started by Greenpop.
I would therefore like to share the efforts by Greenpop, a proudly South African non-profit organisation and social enterprise, as well as the plans they have put in place to assist with restoring a part of what has been lost. Each June / July, the Greenpop Festival of Action brings people together from all walks of life to learn, connect, give back and get active. This specific project has taken place in Livingstone, Zambia, for the past 6 years and for the very first time in 2018 the Festival of Action will be hosted in the Eden District.
What will happen during the 3 weeks in the Eden District:
Planting trees, rehabilitating ecosystems, clear alien vegetation, attend sustainability workshops, celebrate with live music and much more. It is an adventure for active citizens who want to change their world. I have volunteered and attended various events by Greenpop over the years and am very excited to spending a week with the Greenpoppers’ in Knysna. It is a project dear to my heart and would like to assist in sharing how you could contribute.
- Donate towards trees. A small fee of R120 per tree can be donated by following the link to my Givengain Page; https://www.givengain.com/ap/edendistrict_candida/. A small gift will be sent to all the sponsors as a token of appreciation.
- Why not join yourself and be a part of the positive change?! There is no better way than getting your hands dirty and helping where it is needed.
- Connect at the yearly Reforest Family and / or Friends Fest in the Platbos Forest! Or, the Hogsback Festival of Trees!
- Road trip with Friends and Family to see parts of our beautiful country and plant some trees along the way.
- Get in contact with Greenpop to see how you could support the cause and have fun while you do it.
The wealth of information that could be passed on to the future generations, while helping this district in need, is priceless. I encourage you to play a role in the process.