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SLIP Fair 2013

Sustainable Living and Indigenous Plant Fair 2013

This year the Indigenous Plant Fair returns to it’s roots at the KZN Botanic Gardens in Pietermaritzburg.  Since those early days (2004), the Fair has grown to include food plants as well as hundreds of indigenous plants and, in 2012, to embrace low-carbon living by showcasing sustainable solutions too.  Nowadays SLIP, as the Sustainable Living and Indigenous Plant Fair has become known, provides an opportunity for the public to explore indigenous gardening, conservation, local organic food, alternate energy, water harvesting and other off the grid options all in one stop. The Botanic Gardens provides a perfect backdrop – lovely venues for interesting speakers, eco-films and presentations, shade for stall holders, lawns for picnics and eco-friendly activity areas for the kids.  This year the Midlands Indigenous Open Gardens will take place on the same weekend so out of town visitors can enjoy both events on one trip.

SLIP aims to drive the development of a local green economy by encouraging the community to implement planet friendly lifestyle changes.

Dates: 25-28 April 2013

Venue:  KZN Botanic Garden, 2 Zwartkops Road, Prestbury, Pietermaritzburg

Entrance: Free

Contact: Karen Zunckel 083 235 8628 Andrew James 083 293 0249