The Oranjezicht City Farm invites you to attend one or all of the sessions that comprise a 10-part series on the food system in Cape Town. The series is a platform for sharing ideas about creating a healthier, more conscious and just food system in the Mother City.
Sessions will bring together a wide range of speakers involved in shaping the food system. An opportunity for food growers, academics, activists, writers, nutritionists, food lovers and anyone interested in a sustainable approach to engage in key issues intimately connected to the food we eat and the future of food in Cape Town.
Sessions will be held on Monday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Please arrive from 6.30pm.
The venue is Twenty-Fifty, 36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town.
Farm Soup and refreshments will be available. Attendance will be on a donation basis at the door.
For information please contact Maya Marshak on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Striking the Optimal Energy Balance – Discover the Link between Food and Energy
Beatrice Rabkin (pictured above)
Beatrice Rabkin worked as a pharmacist mainly in state hospitals in the Western Cape. Here vast quantity of drugs being used for chronically ill patients led to serious disillusion with the pharmaceutical drug approach to medicine approach.
Beatrice chose to study Nutritional Medicine. She believes that all other therapies will falter if healthy eating and lifestyle is not part of the plan. She is in private practice and specialises in neuro-degenerative and mood disorders..
Beatrice has also worked as a chef in both the USA and South Africa. She still loves to cook and feed. Along with her daughter and a colleague she runs a series of cooking demonstrations to help people make the fundamental changes needed to making healthy eating choices.
Sunette Van Zyl
Sunette van Zyl’s health journey started while she lived in Dublin, Ireland and was searching for solutions to her own skin and acne problems. Going back to her South African roots she used Rooibos skin products and nutritional supplements with amazing results.
Sunette qualified as Nutritional Therapist in 2009 from the College of Naturopathic Medicine. She started a part time Nutrition practice, lectured at the College and worked a full time corporate job. The workload at one stage caused burnout and this personal experience, coupled with what she was seeing in her practice led to her special interest in chronic fatigue, burn out and stress.