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Arbour Day

Arbour Day : Every year in August GEKCO has an Arbour Month! We source and sell indigenous trees to our members and the public at very reasonable prices. We also have a one day Arbour sale, usually the first Saturday of September. This highly successful event was first held in 2007 and has been run […]

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2011 – Permaculture Courses

Permaculture Courses: We have held 4 very successful Permaculture weekend workshops run by John Nzira. John was born in Zimbabwe and currently lives and works in South Africa. He is an African Permaculture legend and has been teaching and establishing farms, orchards and gardens for twenty years. A former coordinator of the Fambidzanai Permaculture Training […]

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2011 – Green Energy Talk

Green Energy: Gekco hosted an energy talk in September 20122 to educate members about how to reduce the cost of energy. The talk entitled Sustainable Energy and your pocket hosted various knowledgeable speakers including Marc Desfontaines, from Greencon Solar Tech. He discussed the The good, the bad and plain stupid energy solutions for your home […]

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2010 – Cuba’s Solution to the Oil Crisis

PREVIOUS EVENTS Peak Oil: Cuba’s Solution (June 2008) As peak oil and climate change become a reality, GEKCO arranged a viewing of the DVD The Power of Community which documents how Cuba was forced to adapt when its oil supply dried up following the collapse of the Soviet Union and continuing boycotts and sanctions from […]

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2009 – Grassland Mini Conference

2008/9: Grassland Conservation in Midrand: managing our shrinking heritage We held a very succesful Grassland Conference – thanks go to Alan Short for his initiative! Fire in grasslands Mike Panagos of the Tshwane University of Technology discussed the ecological role of fire in grasslands, as well as the legal and practical issues around burning Conservation […]

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