Greendrinks: Growing trees in the desert and Organic Waste recycling

Date: 18 August 2016
Time: 17h30 for 18h00
Venue: 94 Bessemer St, Wendywood
RSVP: Noelle on 011 656 9802 or climate@trees.org.za

We have two guest speakers tonight, both of whom are Climate Reality Leaders and experts within their field.
Nici Richter is a Climate Reality Leader and qualified permaculture trainer on a quest to discover if and how trees can grow in deserts. Gina Shoemaker, also a Climate Reality Leader,  is the director of Green Earth Concepts, a leading environmental services provider in South Africa specialising in recycled organic compost.

More about the speakers:

Nici Richter is a Climate Reality Leader and qualified permaculture trainer on a quest to discover if and how trees can grow in deserts. Her conviction is that the answer would be key to reversing climate change on a world-wide scale by purposefully developing the tools to re-green the displaced places and deserts of the world in a systematic way. After a radical career change 10 years ago, she embarked in a deeply introspective journey that has taken her to Western Australia, Greece, Israel and Jordan and from which she draws a wealth of reflections, observations and case studies. Nici is currently busy with a permaculture presentation for a small farm design at SEED in Mitchell's Plain, Western Cape.

Gina Shoemaker, also a Climate Reality Leader,  is the director of Green Earth Concepts, a leading environmental services provider in South Africa specialised in recycled organic compost. Gina's strategy consists in avoiding the production of methane gas (GHG) by diverting organic refuse away from landfill, creating jobs and increasing food production through organic methods. With over 23 combined years of experience and education, Green Earth activities also include landscape design and installation, irrigation installations (residential, commercial, agriculture) and a wholesale nursery. Her flow-through worm farm design has been rated one of the best world-wide. It is manufactured right here in South Africa and implemented throughout the country.

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