Spekboom Planting Workshop at 13:00 with Marshall of the Country Conquerors

Marshall of the Country Conquerors

Marshall of the Country Conquerors is not only a fully fledged musician offering the deep support of bass to his band of rastas, he is also an avid outdoors-man, bush-crafter, wilderness guide and herbalist. It was just yesterday that he lead my co-students Megaia De Beyer and Charles Dick-Hutchinson, a group of Emil Weder students known as the Eco-Crew and some others to an ancient cave site in the hills of Genadendal, and a month ago took all of us on a romp through the hills to discover a variety of the local herbal medicines. http://ourendlessriver.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/the-adventures-of-the-eco-crew-vol-iii-31/

Marshall will lead a spekboom planting workshop on the day of the festival at 13:00, before he jams the good jam for all of us with The Country Conquerors. Spekboom is a shrub that grows to about 2.5 m in height and is a favorite food of elephants. It has been found to be one of the strongest carbon capturing plants in the world, so has become a top choice in carbon sinking and reforestation efforts. These plants will contribute to the transformation and reforestation of the dump site area. Please see http://www.spekboom.com/ for more details.

Marshall works at the Zebra Moon Hostel in Greyton. If you ever need a wilderness guide in the Overberg area please contact him at 0734861965