The Sustainable Living and Indigenous Plant Fair (SLIP), to be held in Pietermaritzburg at the end of April, will incorporate sustainability in its broadest and truest terms. Naturally, Green Times are the official media partners.
The central event will be the Indigenous and Edible Plant Fair with a wide variety of indigenous and food plants, surrounded by stalls promoting environmental NGO’s, sustainability service providers, consultancies, certification bodies and conservation interest groups. The WESSA ‘Step up to Sustainability’ Programme, African Conservation Trust, Giba Organics and Midlands Meander Education Project have all booked stands already, however there is still some space available. Companies which can demonstrate a genuine commitment to sustainability are invited to apply to showcase their products and services. The target market is the general public – anyone interested in embracing sustainable practices in the home, garden or at work.
Inspiring environmental movies and more
A Fresh Film Festival and Speakers Platform will feature presenters on various topics from ‘Getting off the Grid’ to ‘Indigenous Flora of KZN’, alongside inspiring environmental movies. An organic restaurant and environmental workshops for children complete the line-up of events for the weekend.
Stalls are 3×3 metres at a cost of R500 for the three days. Double stands are available at R1,000. Electrified sites will incur an additional R100 per site.
The event will be held between Friday 27 April & Sunday 29 April 2012 from 9am to 5pm at the Cattle Arena, Royal Show Grounds, Pietermaritzburg (entrance through Gate 5 off Hyslop Road).
For further details and to book a stand contact:
Karen Zunckle on 033 343 1739 or 083 235 8628,
Photo: Indigenous and Edible Plant Fair 2011 (by Nikki Brighton)