Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Renu-Karoo hosts Prince Albert Garden Club

- Linda Jaquet -

There was a good turnout of Garden Club members, their visitors and potential new members at the plant propagation workshop at Renu-Karoo Veld Restoration’s facilities near the Prince Albert sewage dams on 4 March.

Renu-Karoo’s Sue Milton-Dean demonstrated with passion and much humour how to make cuttings of both hard and soft wood from indigenous plants. She also revealed the innovative and sometimes extraordinarily canny ways Karoo plants reproduce in the harsh, arid environment, their seeds often lying dormant for many years.

The interactive meeting saw members eagerly seeking the advice of Renu-Karoo staff members and making their own cuttings to take home and care for.

To learn more about Renu-Karoo’s work and objectives, take a look at their website: www.renu-karoo.co.za

The next meeting of the Garden Club is on 1 April with a visit to the olive press at Kredouw Farm. Please meet at the Fransie Pienaar Museum, from where cars will leave promptly at 14h30. For more information, call Michael Upton on 023 5411-872.

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