Beginner's Fynbos Propagation

Wednesday Feb 20, 2019 | 11:00-13:30

We practically teach the community step by step how to propagate Fynbos species

About Training activities

During a training event, Communitree and friends help volunteers learn skills and acquire information they need to grow plants at home, to identify plants, know about the ecology, and to green in a responsible way. We hold different types of training events and workshops to try and cater to a wide audience.

Communitree organises home nursery workshops, in which we go over the process of setting up a home nursery, and we show how to plant seeds or cuttings and how to care for them. We hold these workshops ever first Saturday of the month. At the same time, we work with the team at the Habitat Restoration Unit at the City of Cape Town. This unit, located at Westlake Conservation Centre, has a wealth of knowledge on growing indigenous vegetation from seed or cutting, and we have different training opportunities here. Every Friday, our volunteers can join us for a "work and volunteer" session at the Westlake nursery, where we will help out at the nursery while learning about the plants and nursery management. Furthermore, special beginners training sessions are held every now and then in collaboration with the Habitat Restoration Unit, to teach about setting up a home nursery. Finally, Communitree collaborates with the Iingcungcu sunbird project and the Cape Bird Club to provide people with training on bird monitoring and identification. This is part of our monitoring programme.

Greening Site #96


A piece of sidewalk next to the entrance to the Church of the Resurrection on David Profit Street in Bonteheuwel. This site started off covered in weedy grass that was layered over rubble but will be ...


Coordinates: -33.94637, 18.54433 | Google Maps | Open Street Maps

Getting there

Take the N2 towards the airport and take the Jakes Gerwel Drive turnoff and turn towards Langa/Bonteheuwel. Turn right at the second robots into Jakkelsvlei and take the first right into Cassia Street. Turn left at the T-junction into Cammellia Street. Turn left into David profit and the garden will be seen on your left "Peace Garden' painted in yellow just after your round the bend.

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