Landmark Foundation Sets Up Camera Traps On Grootbos

Posted under Eco-Tourism Blog by Grootbos on 19th September 2011
Jeannine McManus from the Landmark Foundation came to set up two camera traps on Grootbos this morning. Both Kevin and Christoff, two of the Grootbos guides, confirmed that they have seen leopard spoor on the reserve. Jeannine is currently busy with research to determine the presence of leopards and their movement within the Overberg.

Dibanisa Camp: Conclusion

Posted under Eco-Tourism Blog by Grootbos on 19th September 2011
This weekend, the Dibanisa team said goodbye to the kids from Laërskool Okkie Smuts . We took the kids to camp at Fynbos Retreat.

Dibanisa Lesson 6: Beach Clean-up

Posted under Eco-Tourism Blog by Grootbos on 13th September 2011
Last week, the Dibanisa kids joined Brenda Walters and the team from the Dyer Island Conservation Trust for a beach clean-up!

Arbor Week at Green Futures

Posted under Eco-Tourism Blog by Grootbos on 6th September 2011
Arbor Week (derived from Latin %u2018arbor%u2019, meaning tree) is an international initiative that aims to encourage individuals all over the world to plant and care for trees.

Dibanisa Lesson 5.1: Creating Art Out of Our Environment

Posted under Eco-Tourism Blog by Grootbos on 1st September 2011
The theme of this week's Dibanisa lesson was Creating Art Out of Our Environment.

Dibanisa Lesson 4: Sustainable farming in Fynbos

Posted under Eco-Tourism Blog by Grootbos on 29th August 2011
Last week's Dibanisa lesson consisted of a visit to Growing the Future where the Dibanisa children learnt more about sustainable farming within a fynbos environment. Viola spoke to the children about sustainable and organic farming, which is practised at Growing the Future after which she took the kids on a walk through the Growing the Future vegetable gardens. The children also looked at the hothouse where the seedlings of different the different vegetables are propagated, the pig pen, the chicken coop and the compost heap where ëworm teaí (a type of organic fertiliser) is produced.
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